Pakistan’s COVID-19 cases reach 35,788
Commuters make their way along a busy road after the government eased the nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Lahore. AFP
The number of people infected by coronavirus is increasing in Pakistan as another 1,452 tested positive during the past 24 hours, raising the total of confirmed cases to 35,788.
According to the National Command and Control Centre, another 33 patients died during the same period after which the death toll has now climbed to 770.
On the other hand, there are 25,323 active cases currently in the country as the remaining have been closed either because of recovery or death. The number of people fully recovering from the viral infection is 9,695.
Punjab continues to top the list with 13,561 reported cases. It is followed by 13,341 in Sindh, 5,252 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,239 in Balochistan, 822 in Islamabad, 482 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 91 in Azad Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the most number of deaths have so far been recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where 275 people died. The figures for other administrative regions are: Sindh 234, Punjab 223, Balochistan 27, Islamabad six, Gilgit-Baltistan four and Azad Kashmir one.
Moreover, the situation with respect to testing is improving in the country as 13,051 people were tested in the past 24 hours. Hence, the number of total tests conducted since the outbreak of this pandemic has now reached 330,750.