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Pakistan: COVID-19 – Situation Report (As of 28 May 2020)

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This report is produced by OCHA Pakistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners and Government as of 28th May 2020.

Highlights

  • The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has risen to 61,227 as of 28th May. Increase of 2,076 new cases and 36 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • Death rate in reference to the total confirmed positive cases is 2.05%.

  • 78% of the total positive cases are men while 22% are females.

  • 34% of men in the positive cases are between the age group of 20-39. Followed by 13% in 40-49 and 12% in 50-59 age group.

  • The most affected province due to COVID-19 pandemic is Sindh 24206, followed by Punjab 22037.

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday reverted to the pre-Eid market timings amid spike in the incidence of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

  • The Punjab government has approved the use of Actemra, a life-saving drug, for treating critically ill Covid-19 patients in the wake of a sudden rise in the death rate reported by state-run hospitals across the province.

  • A major locust attack in most cotton zones of Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh is likely to severely affect the country’s aggregate cotton production once again.

  • Federal minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Iman said Prime Minister has handed a task to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to eliminate locusts across the country after declaring national emergency against it.

  • National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday operationalized a hotline 051 111 222 999 for registering and resolving locust related complaints. The hotline has been established at the operation room of National Locust Control Centre (NLCC).

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