Pakistan reports 83 coronavirus deaths, over 2,100 new infections

By: News Desk      Published: 10:20 AM, 23 Dec, 2020
Pakistan reports 83 coronavirus deaths, over 2,100 new infections

The death rate in Pakistan is not going down ever since the second wave of coronavirus pandemic started affecting the country as another 83 people died of the infection during the past 24 hours (Tuesday), said National Command and Operation Centre on Wednesday morning.

Unfortunately, Punjab again had the biggest share in these latest deaths with 44 patients losing their lives. It was followed by 27 in Sindh, 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one each in Azad Kashmir and Islamabad, raising the death toll to 9,557.

Meanwhile, the number of new coronavirus cases reported on Tuesday again topped 2,000. However, the trend of more people recovering from the infection than those contracting the virus continued, translating into further reduction in the number of active cases.

With another 2,142 people diagnosed with the virus on Tuesday, the total number of coronavirus cases recorded so far in Pakistan has reached 462,814.  

On the other hand, there are 37,905 active cases in Pakistan with 2,931 of them being treated in hospitals. Out of the hospitalised patients, 2,419 patients are admitted in intensive care units because of their critical condition and 319 have been placed on ventilators. 

This reduction in active cases came after 4,415 people fully recovered from the coronavirus infection during the past 24 hours, increasing the total number to 415,352. Hence, the number of closed cases [deaths + patients recovering from infection] has reached 424,909.

Earlier at one point, the number of active cases in Pakistan had crossed 51,000 during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, the region-wise distribution of the reported coronavirus cases is given as: Sindh 206,489, Punjab 133,179, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 55,811, Islamabad 36,483, Balochistan 17,980, Azad Kashmir 8,040 and Gilgit-Baltistan 4,832.

As far as the deaths are concerned, Punjab, unfortunately, tops the list with 3,732 patients dying of the coronavirus. The corresponding figures for other provinces/regions are: Sindh 3,379, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1,563, Islamabad 394, Azad Kashmir 211, Balochistan 179 and Gilgit-Baltistan 99.