RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has tested negative for novel coronavirus, on Thursday.
Sheikh Rashid had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8 and went into self-isolation at his home. He was later shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawalpindi as a precautionary measure on his doctor’s advice.
On the other hand, Pakistan has confirmed 148 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 192,970. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 3,903.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 4,044 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Till now 74,070 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 71,191 in Punjab, 23,887 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9,817 in Balochistan, 11,710 in Islamabad, 1,365 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 930 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 1,602 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,161 in Sindh, 869 in KP, 108 in Balochistan, 115 in Islamabad, 23 in GB and 25 in Azad Kashmir.
Pakistan has so far conducted 1,171,976 coronavirus tests and 21,835 in last 24 hours. 81,307 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 3,003 patients are in critical condition.