Pakistan records highest single-day spike of 5,834 corona cases
Pakistan not only set another grim record of reported cases during a single day but also witnessed the death of over 100 coronavirus patients for the second time in a 24-hour period.
During the past 24 hours (Wednesday), the deadly virus was found in another 5,834 people after which the overall number of reported cases climbed to 118,718.
Earlier, it was Tuesday when the country had experienced its worst day since the outbreak of the pandemic with 5,385 new cases being reported.
John Hopkins University has already listed Pakistan among the top six countries where the virus is spreading at an alarming rate. Pakistan, placed sixth in the list, is led by Brazil, Mexico, India, Russia and Chile.
The latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Thursday morning show that 101 people died of the virus in different parts of the country after which the death toll rose to 2,356.
Most of these latest deaths were recorded in Sindh where 42 people died of the virus followed by 34 in Punjab – where over 2,000 new cases also reported during the same period.
When it comes to the overall deaths, most of these have been reported in Punjab where the figures currently stand at 841. Sindh is second with 738 followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 619, Balochistan 73, Islamabad 62, Gilgit-Baltistan 14 and Azad Kashmir nine.
As far as the reported cases are concerned, Punjab leads the list with 45,463 infected people. The details of the other regions are: 43,790 in Sindh, 15,206 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 7,335 in Balochistan, 6,236 in Islamabad, 1,018 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 488 in Azad Kashmir.
On the other hand, 5,838 patients are currently hospitalised in different health facilities across the country, while 368 of them have been placed on ventilators.
Meanwhile, Wednesday also saw the highest number of tests conducted during a single day. With the addition of these 26,573 new tests, the overall number has now reached 780,825.