Murtaza Wahab concerned over rise in number of Covid-19 cases in children

Murtaza Wahab concerned over rise in number of Covid-19 cases in children


KARACHI: Adviser to Chief Minister of Sindh on Law, Anti-Corruption Establishment, and Information Murtaza Wahab has expressed concern over jump in the number of coronavirus cases in children in the last 20 days.

The Sindh government spokesman said that “On May 2, we had 253 children infected with the virus but today there are 788 children infected with this pandemic,” he said.

“In the last 20 days we have seen an increase in the number of children being affected with the coronavirus,” Wahab added went on to say.

On the other hand,  Pakistan confirmed 34 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,167 and positive cases surged to 56,349.

According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,748 people have tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.

Sindh remains the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Till now 20,077 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 22,491 in Sindh, 7,905 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,407 in Balochistan, 1,641 in Islamabad, 619 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 209 in Azad Kashmir.

The quarantine centers of 462 hospitals are providing treatment for patients, where 7,295 beds can be provided.

Pakistan has so far conducted 483,656 coronavirus tests and 10,049 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 17,482 coronavirus patients, but many are in critical condition.

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