QUETTA: 33 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Balochistan, raising the provincial tally to 465.
Provincial government spokesman Liaquat Shahwani said the spread of local cases is cause for concern.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country has reached 8,418, including 176 deaths.
Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister’s Health, told the Daily Coronavirus Briefing that, to date, 10,4302 tests have been conducted nationwide, including 4,365 tests conducted in the past 24 hours. He added that the government’s goal is to conduct 20,000 tests per day.
He said that in all Covid-19 cases, 65% were transmitted locally.
He insisted that the government has learned many lessons from the current crisis and added in the future that it will pay special attention to the health care sector to effectively respond to the outbreak.