Only four people die as coronavirus continued to recede in Pakistan

No death reported in Punjab, Balochistan, Islamabad, Azad Kashmir

By: News Desk      Published: 10:58 AM, 23 Aug, 2020
Only four people die as coronavirus continued to recede in Pakistan
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As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 800,000, only four people died of the Covid-19 in Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Saturday) taking the total number of fatalities from the deadly infection to 6,235.

There was no death recorded in Punjab, Balochistan, Islamabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Two deaths were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one each in Sindh and Gilgit Baltistan during the last 24 hours (Saturday). 

According to the latest data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre early Sunday, the number of people affected by the coronavirus during the last 24 hours was 591 taking the total to 292,765 in Pakistan.

The number of cases is receding in Pakistan contrary to the global trend with the United States, Brazil and India leading the rise in fatalities. By analysing the global data from the past two weeks it can be gauged that nearly 5,900 people are dying every 24 hours from Covid-19 on average, which equates to 246 people per hour, or one person every 15 seconds.

The rate of deaths is holding steady with it taking 17 days to go from 700,000 to 800,000 deaths — the same time it took to go from 600,000 to 700,000.

The US death toll surpassed 170,000 on Sunday, the highest in the world with total number of cases nearing six million. While the number of cases crossed three and a half million mark in Brazil, the virus so far claimed over 114,000 lives.

Bordering Pakistan, India has been experiencing the worst with infections crossing well over three million and deaths nearing 57,000.

As the world is battling to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the total number of active Covid-19 cases in Pakistan stands at 10,694 on Sunday.

A total of 24,956 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours with 9,311 in Sindh, 9,019 in Punjab, 2,959 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,849 in Islamabad, 282 in Balochistan, 291 in Gilgit Baltistan and 245 in Azad Kashmir.

As many as 275,836 patients have so far recovered across Pakistan making it a significant count. 

A total of 292,765 cases detected so far in the county with 127,965 in Sindh, 96,178 in Punjab, 35,720 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 15,493 in Islamabad, 2,657 in Gilgit Baltistan, 12,507 in Balochistan and 2,245 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The number of deaths stands at 6,235 with 2,358 in Sindh, 2,188 in Punjab, 1,248 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 175 in Islamabad, 141 in Balochistan, 64 in Gilgit Baltistan and 61 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

A total of 2,439,858 tests conducted throughout the country so far.