PM’s special aide Sania Nishtar tests positive for coronovirus
Islamabad – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Poverty Alleviation and Social Security, Dr. Sania Nishtar has tested positive for coronovirus, amid fears of other cases in the country.
Nisar said in the tweet, “I have tested positive for COVID 19 and am separating myself. I have mild symptoms.
I have tested positive for COVID 19 and am isolating myself. I have mild symptoms and desire, so, continue working from home
– Sania Nishtar (@SaniaNishtar) October 19, 2020
She further stated that she would continue working from home.
Total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan have reached 9,384 as 440 more people tested positive for the deadly virus during the last 24 hours.
According to the latest update released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), five patients who were treating coronovirus died in the hospital on Sunday.
No COVID-affected persons were on ventilators in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan, while 74 out of 1,884 allocated for COVID-19 patients were captured elsewhere in Pakistan.
Some 27,091 trials were conducted across the country on Sunday, including 9,094 in Sindh, 10,033 in Punjab, 3,756 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 2,478 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 892 in Balochistan, 402 (GB) in Gilgit Baltistan, and 436 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
About 307,409 people have recovered from the disease, a significant count across Pakistan, with a recovery ratio of over 90 percent of the affected patients.
A total of 323,452 cases have been reported since the outbreak of the epidemic, including AJK 3,498, Balochistan 15,688, GB 4,059, ICT 18,069, KP 38,645, Punjab 101,652 and Sindh 101,652.
About 6,659 deaths were recorded in the country since the eruption, between two of which 2,581 were in Sindh hospital on Sunday, 2,298 in Punjab, 1265 in KP, 19565 in ICT, one of them in hospital on Sunday, 148. 148 in the hospital on Sunday in Balochistan, 90 in GB and 82 in AJK, one of them in the hospital on Sunday.
A total of 4,101,115 coronavirus trials have been performed so far, while 735 hospitals are equipped with COVID facilities. Some 789 patients were admitted to hospitals across the country.