Coronavirus cases jump by 1,581 infections in Pakistan

By: News Desk
Published: 10:53 AM, 16 May, 2020
Coronavirus cases jump by 1,581 infections in Pakistan
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The total coronavirus cases increased to 38,799 with the addition of another 1,581 people contracting the virus, as 31 more deaths were also reported in Pakistan during the past 24 hours.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre, there are 27,085 active cases in the country as 10,880 patients have so far fully recovered from the infection.

The most number of cases are reported in Sindh where the total currently stands at 14,916. It is followed by 14,201 in Punjab, 5,678 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,457 in Balochistan, 921 in Islamabad, 518 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 108 in Azad Kashmir.

The latest figures were obtained as another 14,878 people were tested for the virus during the past 24 hours after which the total number of tests conducted in the country has increased to 359,264.

The total number of deaths has risen to 834. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is witnessing the most deaths with figures rising to 291. Sindh is second with 255 followed by Punjab 245, Balochistan 31, Islamabad seven, Gilgit-Baltistan four and Azad Kashmir one.

As far as the details of the patients recovering from the virus are concerned, Punjab has a better record with 4,757 such cases. The details of other regions are: Sindh 3,606, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1,613, Balochistan 383, Gilgit-Baltistan 345, Islamabad 100 and Azad Kashmir 76.