Five more Covid-19 deaths in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 11:42 AM, 8 Sep, 2020
Five more Covid-19 deaths in Pakistan
Youths play snooker and table football games at a shop in Rawalpindi as the government announced reopening education institutes starting from September 15, nearly six months after the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic sent students home.–AFP

The deadly coronavirus claimed five more lives in Pakistan during the past 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 6,350, shows the latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Tuesday morning.

Sindh recorded two of these deaths while one each died in Punjab, Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Meanwhile, the virus was found in another 330 people during the same period after which the total number of infections reported officially in the country reached 299,233.

This data again shows that Pakistan has successfully managed to contain the coronavirus spread in a sustained manner while also reducing the death rate.

As far as the number of active cases are concerned, only 1,047 of them are currently in hospitals while the rest have been isolated, mostly at their homes.

Moreover, 93 of the hospitalised patients are in serious condition and thus placed on ventilators.

On the other hand, the number of tests conducted since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak in the country are also increasing as 23,521 people were tested during the past 24 hours.

The regional distribution of these cases shows that Sindh continues to be the most-affected province with 130,807 infections followed by 97,306 in Punjab, 36,663 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,762 in Islamabad and 13,321 in Balochistan.