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Coronavirus Tally Jumps To 1408: Dr Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said twenty five patients of coronavirus in the country have completely recovered from this disease.

Dr . Zafar Mirza was addressing media briefing along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division Dr. Moeed Yusuf and Chairman National Disaster Managment Authority (NDMA) Lt. Gen. Muhammad Afzal.

He said around 12,218 suspected cases of corona pandemic are in Pakistan while 1,408 of these are confirmed.

Dr Zafar Mirza said 173 cases have been added during the past 24 hours with eleven deaths reported so far.

He said 725 patients have been admitted into various hospitals of the country.

Talking on the occasion, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal said that number of laboratories is being increased across the country including 3 for Sindh, 3 for KP, 2 for Punjab, 2 for AJK and one for Gilgit Baltistan.

He said this figures will reach 50 within 15 to 20 days.

He said that NDMA will recruit 100 laboratory technicians on contract basis for six months to meeting shortage of man power to make functional of such laboratories.