Pakistan reports 445 new coronavirus cases, six deaths

By: News Desk      Published: 10:48 AM, 27 Aug, 2020
Pakistan reports 445 new coronavirus cases, six deaths
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Pakistan reported 445 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours (Wednesday) as the total number of officially reported infections reached 294,638.

It means the country again recorded less than 500 new coronavirus cases with the virus found in 482 people a day earlier.

According to the figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Thursday, another six coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded in the country, raising the toll to 6,274.   

Notwithstanding the fact that the deadly virus is still spreading in different parts of the world with varying intensity especially some countries of Europe where a spike has been witnessed in new cases, the number of fatalities are on a decline. However, medical experts and scientists are unable to determine the actual reason behind this welcoming trend.

Meanwhile, the number of active cases in Pakistan currently stands at 8,803 as the country continues witnessing a contained pandemic with marked decline in both new cases and deaths.

As far as the region-wise distribution of the coronavirus cases is concerned, Sindh, unfortunately, tops the list after officially reporting 128,877 infections. 

The similar figures for other provinces/regions are: Punjab 96,540, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,893, Islamabad 15,562, Balochistan 12,721, Gilgit-Baltistan 2,773 and Azad Kashmir 2,272.

On the other hand, 279,561 people have so far fully recovered from the infection in Pakistan.

Out of the 8,803 active cases, 1,076 patients are currently under treatment in hospitals with the number of those on ventilators standing at 73.

These figures mean that a total of 285,835 coronavirus cases have closed [deaths + recoveries] in the country.

Meanwhile, 23,441 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 2,535,778.