Pakistan reports 300 new coronavirus cases, four deaths

By: News Desk      Published: 10:26 AM, 1 Sep, 2020
Pakistan reports 300 new coronavirus cases, four deaths
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Pakistan reported 300 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours (Monday) after which the overall number of infections reached 296,149.

The same period, the figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Tuesday morning, saw four more persons dying of the coronavirus, raising the death toll to 6,298.

Two of these deaths were reported from Sindh while one each died in Punjab and Azad Kashmir.

Hence, the persistent trend of minimum deaths in the past month or so negating the fears expressed earlier that the coronavirus would prove deadlier in the country.

Although the deadly virus is still spreading in different parts of the world with varying intensity especially in some countries of Europe where a spike has been witnessed in new cases, the number of fatalities are on a decline. But medical experts and scientists are unable to determine the actual reason behind this welcoming trend.

However, Pakistan is among those countries where not only the number of deaths has been reduced but the rate of infection is controlled to a remarkable extent.

Meanwhile, a total of 280,970 people have so far fully recovered from the infection which means that the number of closed cases [deaths + recoveries] has climbed to 287,267.

It means the country currently has 8,881 active cases out which 1,044 are currently hospitalised including the 92 patients on ventilators.

As far as the region-wise distribution of the coronavirus cases is concerned, Sindh tops the list after officially reporting 129,469 infections. 

The similar figures for other provinces/regions are: Punjab 96,832, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 36,118, Islamabad 15,649, Balochistan 12,879, Gilgit-Baltistan 2,903 and Azad Kashmir 2,299.

On the other hand, another 20,832 people were tested for the virus during the past 24 hours as part of the ongoing efforts to detect, trace, isolate and contain the coronavirus spread.