Pakistan reports 450 new Covid-19 cases

By: News Desk      Published: 10:56 AM, 25 Aug, 2020
Pakistan reports 450 new Covid-19 cases

Pakistan again recorded less than 500 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours (Monday) amid a sustained trend of containing its spread, shows the figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Tuesday morning.

With the addition of another 450 cases, the total number of people infected by the deadly virus has reached 293,711. The latest figures came after the virus was found in 496 people during the last 24 hours.

Monday also saw nine more people dying after contracting the virus, raising the death toll to 6,255, which again shows that the virus is proving to be less deadly with the passage of time.

An interesting fact being noticed in many countries, especially those in Europe where a spike has been witnessed in new cases, is that the number of fatalities is on a decline. However, medical experts and scientists are unable to determine the actual reason behind this welcoming trend.

As far as the region-wise distribution of the coronavirus cases is concerned, Sindh continues, unfortunately, to top the list after officially reporting 128,456 infections. 

The similar figures for other provinces/regions are: Punjab 96,391, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,796, Islamabad 15,531, Balochistan 12,560, Gilgit-Baltistan 2,720 and Azad Kashmir 2,257.

On the other hand, 278,425 people have so far fully recovered from the infection in Pakistan. That’s why the number of active cases is on a decline during the past month or so as the coronavirus spread has also been contained effectively.

Currently, 9,031 people are either under treatment in hospitals or have been isolated at their homes. However, 672 of them are in critical condition and receiving treatment in the intensive care units of different health facilities.

These figures mean that a total of 284,680 coronavirus cases have closed [deaths + recoveries] in the country.

Meanwhile, 24,231 people were tested for the virus during the past 24 hours which means the overall number of tests conducted since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak in the country has increased to 2,487,744.