Active coronavirus cases in Pakistan are now below 12,000 

By: News Desk      Published: 10:57 AM, 21 Aug, 2020
Active coronavirus cases in Pakistan are now below 12,000 

Pakistan reported 630 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours (Thursday), raising the total number of cases to 291,588 with Bangladesh overtake the country in the next two days.

The same period saw the death of 10 more people who had earlier contracted the virus. It means 6,219 Pakistanis have so far died of the virus, shows the figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Friday morning.

On the other hand, the region-wise distribution of the coronavirus spread means that Sindh continues to be the most-affected province in the country with 127,381 cases. It is followed by 95,958 in Punjab, 35,545 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,453 in Islamabad, 12,424 in Balochistan, 2,604 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 2,223 in Azad Kashmir.

The sustained decrease in the coronavirus transmission is a result of the fact that 273,579 patients have so far fully recovered from the infection, which means that the number of closed cases [recoveries + deaths] has now jumped to 279,798.

Meanwhile, the active coronavirus cases have been on the decline consistently with the number currently standing at 11,790. However, 722 patients are still in critical condition.

As far as testing is concerned, another 25,613 people were tested for the deadly virus during the past 24 hours after which the overall tally has now increased to 2,389,365.

If we look at the trend of containing this pandemic, 91 people had died of the coronavirus on July 1, raising the death toll to 4,395. The number of cases at that time stood at 213,470 after the virus was found in another 4,133 people.

But on August 1, the coronavirus was detected in 841 people on August 1 with the total number of cases recorded at 279,146. On that day, 19 more people were reported to be dying after being infected, raising the death toll to 5,970.

However, the number of cases and deaths currently stands at 291,588 and 6,219 respectively.