Pakistan records just one coronaviurs death in 24 hours

By: News Desk      Published: 10:31 AM, 29 Aug, 2020
Pakistan records just one coronaviurs death in 24 hours
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Pakistan reported just one death during the past 24 hours (Friday) which again shows that the coronavirus pandemic has been contained effectively.

The latest data released by National Command and Operation Centre on Saturday morning says the death toll currently stands at 6,284, negating the fears expressed earlier that the coronavirus would prove deadlier in the country.

Although the deadly virus is still spreading in different parts of the world with varying intensity especially in 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 new coronavirus cases is also showing a downward trend consistently as the country reported 319 cases during the same period. It means a total of 295,372 people have so far been diagnosed with the virus. Earlier, 415 people had tested positive on Thursday, 445 on Wednesday and 482 people on Tuesday.

As far as the region-wise distribution of the coronavirus cases is concerned, Sindh tops the list after officially reporting 129,179 infections. 

The similar figures for other provinces/regions are: Punjab 96,699, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,971, Islamabad 15,597, Balochistan 12,804, Gilgit-Baltistan 2,832 and Azad Kashmir 2,290.

On the other hand, the number of active cases in Pakistan currently stands at 8,748 out of which 1,084 patients are currently under treatment in hospitals with the number of those on ventilators standing at 112.

These figures mean that a total of 286,624 coronavirus cases have closed [deaths + recoveries] in the country as 280,340 patients have fully recovered from the infection.

Meanwhile, 22,434 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 2,581,695.