Punjab shows most improved figures as Pakistan remains on road to virus win

By: Raheel Hanif      Published: 11:05 AM, 17 Aug, 2020
Punjab shows most improved figures as Pakistan remains on road to virus win

Pakistan continued to decline in coronavirus cases as the country reported less than 500 new cases Monday in the past 24 hours (Sunday), the latest data from the National Command and Control (NCOC) shows.

According to the figures, 498 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours after conducting 22448 tests. It takes the total cases tally to 289215 that returned positive after conducting 2299601 total tests so far. 

There are only 13953 active cases in the country now as 2786 more infected patients recovered from the deadly disease in last 24 hours taking the total number of recovered patients to 269083, showing a 93percent recovery rate. According to government figures, the number of critical patients has been reduced to 771.

The country also recorded 7 more fatalities over the last 24 hours, taking the overall death tally to 6175. The death ratio in the country stands at 2.1%.

The most improved results came from the most populous province of the country Punjab, which has recorded only 56 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours, according to the government's Covid-19 portal, taking the provincial tally to 95,447 with 4567 active cases. The province no new death as death toll stands at 2,182. With 2257 new recoveries, 88,698 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far.

Sindh has recorded 278 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the provincial tally to 126,182 with 4288 active cases. The province also recorded 5 new deaths, taking the death toll to 2,322. With 147 new recoveries, 119,572 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 62 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 35,215 with 1526 active cases. The province also reported one new death, taking the death toll to 1,239. With 46 new recoveries, 32,5450patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far.

The alarming thing is seen in recent days in Balochistan where the province continued to show an increase in the new virus patients. The province has recorded another 61 22 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 12, 295 with 1201 active cases. However, the good news is that the province did not report any virus-related death in a week as the death toll remains at 138. With 173 new recoveries, 10,956 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far.

Islamabad has recorded 12 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 15,390 with 1,941 active cases. It was the fourth consecutive day that no death was reported in the Federal Capital as virus death toll remains at 173. With 144 new recoveries, the number of recovered patients reached at 13,276 in the federal capital so far.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir has recorded three new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 2,184 with 122 active cases. With no new death reported for the second consecutive day, the death toll remains at 60. There was no new recovery in the AJK as 2002 patients have recovered so far from the virus.

Gilgit Baltistan has recorded 16 new cases during the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 2502 with 308 active cases. With one new death reported, the death toll reaches at 61. With 19 new recoveries, 2,133 patients have recovered from the virus so far.