A record 1,297 new cases of corona virus have been reported in Pakistan in a single day and with this, the number of infected cases has increased to 18,114. The Ministry of National Health Service said that 32 people died in the last 24 hours due to the epidemic and the number of deaths has reached 417 so far. The ministry said that 4,715 people have recovered after treatment. They said that a record 1,297 new cases of infection in a single day were reported on Friday.
Officials, however, said that these figures are not surprising as investigations into the cases of infection have been increased. The Ministry said that so far 1,93,859 test trials have been conducted in the country, including 9,164 test trials in the last 24 hours. Among the total cases of infection in the country, Punjab province has the highest number of 6,733, 6,675 in Sindh, 2,799 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,136 in Balochistan, 365 in Islamabad, 340 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 66 cases in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has wished the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin an early recovery and good health. Mishustin was recently found to be infected with the corona virus. Khan tweeted, “I wish Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to be healthy again and I pray for his good health. The corona virus is a common challenge and we are with our Russian friends to deal with this challenge.”