Pakistan reports 586 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths

By: News Desk      Published: 10:46 AM, 22 Aug, 2020
Pakistan reports 586 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths
Tourists ride boats at the Rawal Lake in Islamabad after the government announced most of the country's remaining restrictions would be lifted following the drop in new COVID-19 coronavirus cases for several weeks.–AFP

The number of new coronavirus cases detected in Pakistan further dipped during the past 24 hours as the virus was found in 586 people, raising the overall total to 292,173.

Meanwhile, the country also reported 10 more deaths during the same period after which the death toll increased to 6,231, shows the latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Saturday morning.

On the other hand, a total of 275,317 people have so far fully recovered from the infection. Thus, the number of closed cases has jumped to 281,548 with the death toll standing at 6,231. 

As a result of the abovementioned figures, the number of active cases are also on a decline with each passing day. Hence, there are 10,625 coronavirus patients currently in the country against the total of 11,790 recorded on the previous day.

Moreover, another 25,537 people were tested for the deadly virus during the past 24 hours after which the overall tally has now increased to 2,414,902.

On the other hand, the region-wise distribution of the coronavirus spread means that Sindh continued to be the most-affected province in the country with 127,691 cases. It is followed by 96,057 in Punjab, 35,602 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,472 in Islamabad, 12,473 in Balochistan, 2,638 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 2,241 in Azad Kashmir.

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 stand at 292,173 and 6,231 respectively.