Pakistan reports 1,743 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths

By: News Desk      Published: 10:44 AM, 23 May, 2020
Pakistan reports 1,743 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths

The coronavirus continues to spread across Pakistan as latest testing show that another 1,743 people have contracted virus during the past 24 hours after which the total of number of confirmed cases jumped to 52,437.

According to the data released by National Command and Operation Centre on Saturday morning, the death toll has increased to 1,101 as different parts of the country recorded another 34 deaths.

Meanwhile, there are 34,683 active cases in Pakistan as 16,653 patients have recovered from the infection.

There is also a gradually increase in the testing rate with 14,705 people tested for the virus during the past 24 hours. As a result, the total number of tests conducted since the outbreak of pandemic increased to 460,692.

Sindh, unfortunately, crossed the 20,000 mark when it comes to the reported cases as the total has now reached 20,883. Punjab is second with 18,730 cases followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 7,391, Balochistan 3,198, Islamabad 1,457, Gilgit-Baltistan 607 and Azad Kashmir 171.

As far as the distribution of deaths is concerned, 381 people have so far died in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 340 in Sindh, 324 in Punjab, 39 in Balochistan, 12 in Islamabad, four in Gilgit-Baltistan and one in Azad Kashmir.