Coronavirus claims 15 more lives in Pakistan, infects 531

By: News Desk      Published: 12:14 PM, 11 Aug, 2020
Coronavirus claims 15 more lives in Pakistan, infects 531

As the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of coronavirus infections, the tiny killer has claimed 15 more lives in Pakistan.

According to the latest figures issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday morning, coronavirus tally in Pakistan has 285,191 with the detection of 531 new cases in the last 24 hours (Monday). 

As many countries in the world still observing lockdowns or partial lockdowns, it was a different story in Pakistan, which allowed all restaurants and parks to reopen, after the country saw a drop in new cases over several weeks.

As per NCOC, the death toll rose to 6,112 after 15 more people died during the last 24 hours. 

As many as 261,246 patients have recovered so far, while 780 are in critical condition.

Sindh registered the maximum number of 124,127 cases, followed by Punjab at 94,586, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 34,755, Islamabad at 15,281, Balochistan at 11,921, Gilgit-Baltistan at 2,371 and Azad Jammu Kashmir at 2,150.

The authorities so far conducted 2,165,811 coronavirus tests, including 18,227 in the last 24 hours, out of which 8,397 in Sindh, 5,180 in Punjab, KP 1,597, Islamabad 2,436, Balochistan 355, GB 114 and Azad Kashmir 148. 

As many as 261,246 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country.

Furthermore, 2,282 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,174 in Punjab, 1,231 in KP, 138 in Balochistan, 171 in Islamabad, 57 in GB and 59 in Azad Kashmir.

Total active COVID cases in Pakistan now stand at 17,833 as of August 11.