Pakistan records 432 more coronavirus cases, 15 deaths

By: News Desk      Published: 11:12 AM, 4 Aug, 2020
Pakistan records 432 more coronavirus cases, 15 deaths
A family is travelling on a motorcycle with no one wearing face mask, a sign that number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan are decreasing.–AFP

The coronavirus is on the retreat in Pakistan as the number of single-day infections in the country remained below 500 for many days now while the number of deaths during the last 24 hours (Monday) was 15.

The latest data from the National Command and Control (NCOC) on Tuesday showed that the total coronavirus cases in the country now stand at 280,461 with 494 more people recovered from the coronavirus during the last 24 hours. This has taken the total number of recovered people to 249,397.

According to the government portal, the number of critical patients stands at 1,013. There are only 25,065 active cases in the country. It means 88.6 percent patients who contracted coronavirus have fully recovered so far.

The country also recorded only 15 fatalities over the last 24 hours, taking the overall death tally to 5999. The death ratio in the country stands at 2.1%.

Punjab has recorded only 139 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours, according to the government's Covid-19 portal, taking the provincial tally to 93,336. The province also recorded five new deaths as death toll stands at 2,153. With 12 new recoveries, 82,574 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far.

Sindh has recorded 219 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the provincial tally to 121,705. The province also recorded just two new deaths, taking the death toll to 2,226. With 243 new recoveries, 111,049 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 30 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 34,253. The province also reported six new deaths, taking the death toll to 1,208. With 135 new recoveries, 29,150 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far.

Balochistan has recorded just three new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 11, 777. It was the 12th consecutive day that the province has not reported any death, as death toll remains at 136. With 24 new recoveries, 10,213 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far.

Islamabad has recorded 24 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 15,100. The Federal Capital recorded two deaths taking the death toll to 167. With 54 new recoveries, the number of recovered patients remains stands at 12,732 in the federal capital so far.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir has recorded seven new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 2,100. With no new death reported for the fourth consecutive day, the death toll remains at 54. AJK also reported four new recoveries, as 1,647 patients have recovered so far from the virus.

Gilgit Baltistan has recorded 18 new cases during the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 2198. With no new death reported during the last 24 hours, the death toll remained at 55. With 22 new recoveries, 1,801 patients have recovered from the virus so far.

The number of tests administered across the country on Monday were 10,690 taking the total number of deaths to 2,031,955. As many as 4,484 tests were conducted in Sindh, 4,289 in Punjab, 625 in KP, 766 in Islamabad, 246 in Balochistan, 85 in Gilgit Baltistan and 204 in Azad Kashmir.