Deadly Monday claims 105 lives, over 108,000 Covid-19 cases in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 10:58 AM, 9 Jun, 2020
Deadly Monday claims 105 lives, over 108,000 Covid-19 cases in Pakistan

Monday [the last 24 hours] proved to be the deadliest day for Pakistan since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic as 105 died of the virus, raising the death toll to 2,172 in the country.

Most of these deaths were recorded in Punjab where 58 patients lost their lives after which the overall total for the province climbed to 773. Sindh was second with 29 deaths which means 679 people have so far died in the province.

The numbers for other administrative units are: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 587, Balochistan 58, Islamabad 52, Gilgit-Baltistan 14 and Azad Kashmir nine.

Earlier on Sunday, the coronavirus cases in Pakistan crossed yet another mark, this time the 100,000 figure, as the country also recorded 65 more deaths, raising the toll to 2,067.

The latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Tuesday show that the deadly virus was found in another 4,646 people, raising the total cases reported in Pakistan to 108,317. Of these cases, 40,819 have been recorded in Punjab, making it the worst-affected region of the country.

The second worst-hit province is Sindh where 39,555 cases are reported followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 14,006, Balochistan 6,788, Islamabad 5,785, Gilgit-Baltistan 952 and Azad Kashmir 412.

Meanwhile, a total of 24,620 tests were conducted during the same period, meaning that the overall figures have now increased to 730,453.

A total of 35,018 people have so far recovered from the coronavirus after which the number of active cases currently stands at 71,127.

As far as the services provided to tackle the pandemic are concerned, the number of beds with oxygen allocated across the country is 5,137. There are 1,400 ventilators reserved for the Covid-19 patients while 322 people are currently on these machines in different parts of the country.

On the other hand, there are 775 hospitals in the country which have the facilities to tackle the coronavirus pandemic where a total of 5,255 patients are currently admitted.

Also, another 1,000 oxygenated beds would be added in major cities across Pakistan on fast-track basis within the next 20 days to cater for contingency/ additional requirements.

Separately, a special package for the healthcare workers is also being announced to support the front line heroes.