Pakistan has 188,926 Covid-19 cases and 3,755 deaths

By: News Desk      Published: 11:13 AM, 24 Jun, 2020
Pakistan has 188,926 Covid-19 cases and 3,755 deaths
People gather around a water filling point in an area which was closed by authorities in Rawalpindi.–AFP

The official figures show that another 3,892 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus and 60 deaths reported in the country during the past 24 hours (Tuesday) as Pakistan is less than 1,500 cases away from surpassing Turkey and less than 4,000 shy of Germany.

According to the latest data released by the National Command and Operation Centre, the overall number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has now increased to 188,926 with Sindh being the most affected region. The number of infected people in the province has reached 72,656.

The second in the list is Punjab where 69,536 coronavirus cases have so far been reported followed by 23,388 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Then comes Islamabad with 11,483 cases as the federal capital continues to see an alarming rate of infections.

The details of the other three regions in terms of the officially confirmed coronavirus cases are: Balochistan 9,634, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,337 and Azad Kashmir 892.

On the other hand, the death toll in Pakistan has climbed to 3,755 with Punjab sharing the brunt with 1,516 patients dying from the virus.

Sindh is second with 1,124 deaths followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 855, Islamabad 108, Balochistan 106 and 23 each in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, another 23,380 coronavirus tests were conducted in the country on Tuesday. It means the total number has increased to 1,150,141 since the outbreak of this deadly pandemic.

There are 107,417 active cases currently in the country while 77,754 patients have fully recovered from the infection.

Amid the growing alarm around the world over the spread of this infectious disease, the Emirates temporarily suspended passenger service from Pakistan on Wednesday until early next week.

On Monday, Saudi Arabia banned international visitors from performing Hajj this year in a bid to control coronavirus as only those in the country would be able to attend the yearly pilgrimage.