Active Covid cases in Pakistan fall below 9,000

By: News Desk      Published: 11:59 AM, 26 Aug, 2020
Active Covid cases in Pakistan fall below 9,000
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The number of active cases in Pakistan has reduced to 8,987 as the country continues witnessing a contained pandemic with a marked decline in both new cases and deaths.

According to the figures released by National Command and Operation Centre, Pakistan again recorded less than 500 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours (Tuesday).

With the addition of another 482 cases, the total number of people infected by the deadly virus has reached 294,193. 

Tuesday also saw 12 more people dying after contracting the virus, raising the death toll to 6,267, 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 128,676 infections. 

The similar figures for other provinces/regions are: Punjab 96,466, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,831, Islamabad 15,546, Balochistan 12,664, Gilgit-Baltistan 2,745 and Azad Kashmir 2,265.

On the other hand, 278,939 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, 8,987 people are either under treatment in hospitals or have been isolated at their homes. However, 669 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, 24,593 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 2,512,337.