The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 3,277 on Sunday after new infections were confirmed in the country and 257 patients recovered.

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

Total confirmed cases: 3,277

• Sindh: 881

• Punjab: 1,493

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 405

• Balochistan: 191

• Islamabad Capital Territory: 82

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 210

• AJK: 14

Deaths: 50

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 16

• Sindh: 15

• Balochistan: 1

• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3

• Punjab: 15

The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus now stands at above 60,000.

More than 1 million declared cases have been registered in 200 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Of these cases, at least 228,000 are now considered recovered.

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Another Positive Development

In another positive development in the fight against coronavirus, the Balochistan government confirmed on Sunday that 13 more people have recovered from the virus in Quetta.

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Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan took to Twitter saying at least 13 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have made a full recovery in Balochistan and discharged from hospital.

Doctors suspended

At least 44 doctors were suspended for allegedly refusing to perform duties at Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan.

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Addressing a press conference, Balochistan government’s focal person for coronavirus prevention Mir Umair Mohammad Hasni said that these health professionals had declined to join their duties in the border town.