Pakistan breaks daily Covid-19 cases record again, total nears 90,000
Pakistan is witnessing a constant rise in the number of newly-infected people with a new daily record set with each passing day, as the total number of coronavirus cases jumped to 89,249 after addition of another 4,896 during the past 24 hours [Thursday].
It means that the daily record of new coronavirus cases has been broken on four consecutive days. It was 4,688 on Wednesday, 4,131 on Tuesday and 3,938 on Monday.
The latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Friday morning also showed that 68 people died of the coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 1,838.
The overall number of coronavirus cases reported in Sindh now stands at 33,536 followed by 33,144 in Punjab, 11,890 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,582 in Balochistan, 3,946 in Islamabad, 852 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 299 in Azad Kashmir.
The figures for Islamabad once again represents an alarming trend as 402 new cases were reported in the city – a very high number given the small population size.
On the other hand, 1,295 patients are in critical condition and being treated in ICUs at different hospitals across the country, as the total number of hospitalised persons now stands at 4,793.
Meanwhile, Punjab reported 22 new deaths after which the total number in the province rose to 629 followed by 575 in Sindh with the addition of another 20 during the past 24 hours.
However, the number of deaths in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa climbed to 521 as the province recorded second-most deaths  after Punjab. It is followed by Balochistan 53, Islamabad 41, Gilgit-Baltistan 12 and Azad Kashmir seven.
As far as the active cases are concerned, there are 56,123 people in the country still infected by the virus while the number of those fully recovering from the infection has reached 31,198.
The past 24 hours also saw 22,812 tests conducted in the country, which means the overall number since the outbreak of pandemic has increased to 638,323.