The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 35,788 on Thursday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as of, May 14, is as follows:

Total confirmed cases: 35,788 

• Sindh: 13,341

• Punjab: 13,561

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 5,252

• Balochistan: 2,239

• Islamabad Capital Territory: 822

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 482

• AJK: 91

Deaths: 770

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 275

• Sindh: 234

• Balochistan: 27

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 4

• Punjab: 223

• Islamabad Capital Territory: 6

• AJK: 1

Officials have recorded more than 4.35 million cases and more than 295,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.

PIA flight carrying 218 passengers from US arrives in Karachi

A PIA flight carrying 218 Pakistanis from the US landed in Karachi on Thursday.

According to officials, the screening process of the passengers is underway and they will be shifted to different qaurantine centres after the process.

SIUT sees coronavirus surge in dialysis, transplant, cancer patients

Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation has announced that there has been an increase in coronavirus infections in dialysis, transplant and cancer patients under its treatment.

“Due to the spread in the community last week, 55 additional patients of dialysis, transplant and cancer have been admitted in SIUT overwhelming our capacity,” said a press release issued by the hospital.

SIUT has said so far 41 dialysis patients are under treatment for COVID-19 and at least two patients are being diagnosed daily.

“Around 20 to 22 transplant patients are infected with COVID-19 who are getting vigorous treatment including high regimen immunosuppression,” said SIUT

Three shopping centres’ sealed in Karachi

District officials in Karachi sealed multiple shops on Karachi’s Tariq Road for violating the SOPs required by shopkeepers to follow.

The officials sealed Uzma Centre, Mateen Centre and Rafi Centre. Two shops in Shadman Centre and one shoe shops was also sealed by the district officials.

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