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Pakistan hospitals running out of beds as virus cases surge past 100,000

Out of the total 103,671 cases, Punjab has registered 38,903, Sindh 38,108, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 13,487, Balochistan 6,516 and Islamabad 5,329, Health Ministry said.

Published: 08th June 2020 11:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2020 03:14 PM   |  A+A-

A railway worker checks the body temperature of a woman wearing a protective mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, on her arrival at a railway station to board on a train, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2020.

A railway worker checks the body temperature of a woman wearing a protective mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, on her arrival at a railway station to board on a train, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's number of coronavirus cases has surpassed the 100,000-mark after 4,728 new infections were identified in the last 24 hours, while the death toll reached 2,067 with 65 fresh fatalities, health officials said on Monday.

Out of the total 103,671 cases, Punjab has registered 38,903, Sindh 38,108, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 13,487, Balochistan 6,516, Islamabad 5,329, Gilgit-Baltistan 932 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 396 cases, the Ministry of National Health Services reported.

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It said that 65 more patients died due to COVID-19, taking the number of deaths to 2,067 in the country.

So far, 34,355 patients have fully recovered.

The authorities have conducted a total 705,833 tests, including 22,650 in the last 24 hours.


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