Coronavirus cases continue to decline in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 10:50 AM, 20 Jul, 2020
Coronavirus cases continue to decline in Pakistan
A health official takes a swab sample from a woman to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a testing point in Karachi. AFP

The much-awaited trend of decrease in the new coronavirus cases being reported in Pakistan continues as another 1,587 were tested positive for the virus during the past 24 hours (Sunday).

In recent weeks, the pandemic is seemingly being contained effectively after it had taken an alarming turn just before and after Eidul Fitr, shows the figures updated daily by National Command and Operation Centre.

Meanwhile, the death toll has reached 5,599 after 31 people died of the virus in different parts of the country on Sunday.

A total of 205,929 people have so far fully recovered from the infection while the number of active cases currently stands at 53,555.

Out of these active cases, 1,552 patients are in critical condition and being treated in the intensive care units of hospitals.

On the other hand, the number of tests conducted in the country since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak has increased to 1,740,768 after 19,108 tests were administered during the past 24 hours.

Sindh, meanwhile, continues to be the most affected province in the country with a total of 113,007 coronavirus cases. The province has also recorded 1,993 deaths.

But it is Punjab where the virus has proved most deadly as 2,083 people have so far died in the province. In terms of the officially reported coronavirus cases, it is second with 90,191 people infected so far.

The figures for other provinces and regions are: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 32,086 cases and 1,142 deaths, Islamabad 14,599 cases and 159 deaths, Balochistan 11,436 cases and 132 deaths, Azad Kashmir 1,915 cases and 47 deaths and Gilgit-Baltistan 1,849 cases and 43 deaths.