Coronavirus cases in Pakistan crawl up to over 300,000
Five deaths, 548 new infections reported
The overall number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan topped 300,000 with another 548 people testing positive, as the country reached this grim milestone albeit the pandemic has largely been contained effectively over the last two months after the alarming spike around Eidul Fitr.
As far as the regional distribution of these cases is concerned, Sindh has reported 131,404 infections followed 97,533 in Punjab, 36,823 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,832 in Islamabad, 13,282 in Balochistan, 3,131 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 2,366 in Azad Kashmir.
The figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Saturday morning also shows that five people died – three in Sindh and one each in Punjab and Islamabad during the same period, raising the death toll to 6,370.
With these latest deaths, the number of people dying of the coronavirus in Sindh has reached 2,439 followed by 2,214 in Punjab and 178 in Islamabad. The figures for the other regions are: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1,256, Balochistan 145, Gilgit-Baltistan 73 and Azad Kashmir 65.
However, the number of hospitalised people stands at 1,021 out which 93 are on ventilators. But no person is currently on ventilator in Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
On the other hand, 29,534 tests were administered during the past 24 hours as the overall number increased to 2,879,655. The province/region-wise distribution of tests conducted on Friday is given below:
Sindh 13,049, Punjab: 9,144, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2,914, Islamabad, Balochistan 379, Gilgit-Baltistan 318 and Azad Kashmir 358.