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Coronavirus: Punjab faces scarcity of check kits

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  • Punjab Well being Division says it hasn’t acquired new provide of the coronavirus check kits.
  • Variety of exams have come down from 18,962 to 16,844 within the final 5 days.
  • Exams of coronavirus sufferers admitted in authorities hospitals has additionally been affected, says an official.

LAHORE: Punjab is going through a scarcity of coronavirus testing kits, with the  provincial authorities lowering the variety of exams for the an infection over the previous few days. 

In accordance with a Geo Information report, complaints of scarcity of coronavirus check kits have been acquired throughout Punjab, together with Lahore.

As per knowledge offered by the federal government, Punjab carried out 18,962 exams on April 29, 18,962 on April 30, 16,846 on Could 1, 16,307 on Could 2, 14,137 on Could 3 and 16,844 on Could 4.

Responding to queries, a spokesperson of the Punjab Well being Division mentioned the variety of coronavirus exams have decreased on account of a scarcity within the testing kits, including that it has but not acquired the brand new provide of the kits since per week.

“Tests of coronavirus patients admitted in government hospitals has also been affected,” the official mentioned.


4,113 new circumstances reported in Pakistan

Pakistan reported 4,113 new coronavirus infections, elevating the full case tally to 841,636 throughout the nation.

In accordance with the official knowledge offered by Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the positivity ratio in Pakistan stands at 9.17% as of in the present day whereas the variety of energetic circumstances is reported at 84,480.

With 119 new fatalities, the nation’s loss of life toll stands at 18,590. Most deaths within the nation have been reported in Punjab adopted by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

As well as, nationwide recoveries have been recorded at 738,727.

Punjab stays the worst-hit province by the pandemic each by way of circumstances reported in addition to deaths adopted by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan.

To date, 310616 coronavirus circumstances have been confirmed in Punjab, 287643 in Sindh, 121099 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 22776, in Balochistan, 76696 in Islamabad, 17,397 in Azad Kashmir, and 5341 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 8741 people have misplaced their lives to the virus in Punjab, 4687 in Sindh, 3466 in KP, 239 in Balochistan, 698 in Islamabad, 491 in Azad Kashmir, and 107 in GB.

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