United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA

Pakistan: COVID-19 Situation Report (as of 28th May 2020)

• The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has risen to 61,227 as of 28th May. Increase of 2,076 new cases and 36 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

• Death rate in reference to the total confirmed positive cases is 2.05%.

• 78% of the total positive cases are men while 22% are females.

• 34% of men in the positive cases are between the age group of 20-39. Followed by 13% in 40-49 and 12% in 50-59 age group.

• The most affected province due to COVID-19 pandemic is Sindh 24206, followed by Punjab 22037.

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday reverted to the pre-Eid market timings amid spike in the incidence of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

• The Punjab government has approved the use of Actemra, a life-saving drug, for treating critically ill Covid19 patients in the wake of a sudden rise in the death rate reported by state-run hospitals across the province.

• A major locust attack in most cotton zones of Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh is likely to severely affect the country’s aggregate cotton production once again.

• Federal minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Iman said Prime Minister has handed a task to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to eliminate locusts across the country after declaring national emergency against it.

• National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday operationalized a hotline 051 111 222 999 for registering and resolving locust related complaints. The hotline has been established at the operation room of National Locust Control Centre (NLCC).