Coronavirus updates: Essential information for Pakistan

We will keep updating this story. Last update: 4:00pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Known case updates as of 4:00pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Pakistan: 316,657 (930 new)
Islamabad: 16,845
Sindh: 138,891
Punjab: 100,033
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 38,105
Balochistan: 15,420
Gilgit-Baltistan: 3,828
Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 2,874

new Tests done as of 4:00pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Total: 3,712,361
Over 24 hours: 28,280

Deaths from the virus as of 4:00pm, Tuesday, October 5, 2020
So far, 6,531 people have died of the virus in Pakistan. (14 new)
Islamabad: 184
Sindh: 2,531
Punjab: 2,243
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,262
Balochistan: 146
Gilgit-Baltistan: 89
Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 76

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Recoveries as of 12:00pm, Monday, October 5, 2020
So far, 300,985 people have recovered from the virus in Pakistan.
Islamabad: 16,113
Sindh: 131,831
Punjab: 96,022
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 36,291
Balochistan: 14,814
Gilgit-Baltistan: 3,483
Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 2,431

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Cough (usually dry), fever, difficulty breathing, muscle aches and pains, tiredness, loss of taste and smell, chest pain

Which authorities should I contact?
Your government helplines

What will they do?
They will guide you about the next steps. You will be connected to a doctor who will take your medical and travel history. You will be told whether you need to be tested or not.
If you need to be tested health authorities will send an ambulance your way to take you to a hospital isolation ward. Your contacts will be traced and also tested.

What precautions should I take to protect myself from COVID-19?

Wear a face mask anywhere outside your house. This includes crowded indoor places as well.
Follow social distancing, keep a distance of at least one metre from other people
Avoid large public gatherings
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Carry an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with you. The alcohol content should be 60% or higher.
Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes
Stay at home if you feel sick
Disinfect workplace and home surfaces, door knobs, counters
Cook food thoroughly
Where can I go to get tested?

Contact list to get tested for coronavirus in Pakistan

All Divisional Headquarters hospitals
Lahore: Mayo Hospital, Expo Centre, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, Shaukat Khanum and Chughtai Lab
Karachi: AKUH Karachi, Dow OJHA, Indus Hospital, SIUT, Chughtai Lab, PNS Shifa, Essa Lab, Civil Hospital, Liaquat National, Ziauddin Hospital
Hyderabad: LUMHS Hospital
Khairpur: GIMS
Larkana: CMCH
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:
Peshawar: Khyber Medical University, Hayatabad Medical Complex, RMI, NWGH, Anwar Lab
Swat: Saidu Group of Teaching Hospitals
Abbottabad: ATH
Quetta: Fatima Jinnah Hospital
Taftan: Mobile testing unit
Skardu: CMCH
Gilgit: DHQ
Islamabad: PIMS, NIH
Azad Jammu and Kashmir:
Muzaffarabad: Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences

Isolation wards and centres in Pakistan (Updated May 9)

1. AKUH Karachi
2.JPMC, Karachi
3.Dow OJHA, Karachi
4.Civil Hospital, Karachi
5. Liaquat Uni Hospital, Hyderabad
6. PMCH Nawabshah
7. Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas
8. GMMMC Sukkur
9. CMCH Larkana
10. Expo Centre Karachi

1.Mayo Hospital Lahore
2. PKLI Centre Lahore
3. Expo Centre Field Hospital Lahore
4. Nishtar Hospital Multan
5. Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital Sialkot
6. Allied Teaching Hospital, Faisalabad
7. Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:
1. Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
2. Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar
3. RMI, Peshawar
4. NWGH, Peshawar
5. Swat: Saidu Group of Teaching Hospitals
6. Abbottabad: ATH
7. DI Khan: MMTH

1. Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Quetta
2. Prince Fahad/ DHQ Hospital, Dalbandin, Chaghi
3. Jam Mir Ghulam Qadir Hospital Hub Lasbela
4. DHQ Hospital, Uthal, Lasbela
5. DHQ Hospital Gwadar
6. Red Crecent Hospital, Gwadar
7. GDA Hospital, Gwadar
8. GDA Hospital, Gwadar
9. DHQ Teaching Hospital, Turbat

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