Pakistan records 50 more Covid-19 deaths, cases top 50,000

By: News Desk      Published: 10:29 AM, 22 May, 2020
Pakistan records 50 more Covid-19 deaths, cases top 50,000

Pakistan experienced the worst 24 hours since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic as 50 deaths were reported across the country and another 2,603 people tested positive for the virus, meaning that the overall count has crossed the 50,000 mark.

As of Friday morning, the death toll has now jumped to 1,067 with the number of coronavirus cases increasing to 50,694.

According to the latest data released by National Command and Operation Centre, a total of 15,201 patients have so far fully recovered from the infection while there are currently 34,426 active cases in the country.

The number of new cases is increasing at an alarming rate in Sindh where a total of 19,924 people have contracted the virus. Similarly, Punjab has 18,455 cases followed by 7,155 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,074 in Balochistan, 1,326 in Islamabad, 602 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 158 in Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa still has most number of deaths with the figures currently standing at 365. Sindh is second with 336 followed by Punjab 310, Balochistan 39, Islamabad 12, Gilgit-Baltistan four and Azad Kashmir one.

Meanwhile, another 16,387 coronavirus tests were carried out across the country during the past 24 hours, raising the overall tally to 445,987.