Coronavirus cases jump to 42,125 in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 10:50 AM, 18 May, 2020
Coronavirus cases jump to 42,125 in Pakistan
People gather at a market after the government eased a nationwide lockdown, in Lahore. AFP

The coronavirus cases are increasing in Pakistan as the total crossed the 42,000 mark with another 1,974 people testing positive for the virus while 30 more deaths were also recorded during the past 24 hours.

According to National Command and Operation Centre, the total number of coronavirus cases currently stands at 42,125 with the death toll reaching 903.

Meanwhile, there are 29,300 active cases in the country as 11,922 patients have so far fully recovered from the infection.

Another 13,925 people were tested for the virus during the same period. It means the total tests conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic has increased to 387,335.

As of Monday morning, 16,377 cases have been reported in Sindh, making it most affected region in the country. On the other hand, Punjab has 15,346 cases followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 6,061, Balochistan 2,692, Islamabad 997, Gilgit-Baltistan 540 and Azad Kashmir 112.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa continues to have the biggest share in death toll as 318 people have so far died in the province. Sindh has 277 deaths followed by Punjab 260, Balochistan 36, Islamabad seven, Gilgit-Baltistan four and Azad Kashmir one.

As far as the details of the recovered patients is concerned, Punjab leads the list with 4,918 recoveries followed by Sindh 4,209, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1,783, Balochistan 454, Gilgit-Baltistan 368, Islamabad 113 and Azad Kashmir 77.