Coronavirus infections are on the decline in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 11:18 AM, 30 Jun, 2020
Coronavirus infections are on the decline in Pakistan
Members of Prime Minister Imran Khan's Corona Relief Tiger Force speak with a shopkeeper during the Covid-19 coronavirus awareness campaign in Rawalpindi.–AFP

It was one of the deadliest days for Pakistan since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak as another 118 people died of the virus during the past 24 hours (Monday), raising the death toll to 4,304, but the number of cases is on the decline.

Most of these latest deaths were reported in Sindh where the number of people dying of the coronavirus has jumped to 1,343 with the addition of another 74, according to the figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Tuesday morning.

On the other hand, Punjab recorded 46 new deaths, raising the total in the province to 1,727. The figures for other regions are: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 935, Islamabad 128, Balochistan 119, Azad Kashmir 28 and Gilgit-Baltistan 24.

The above-mentioned data shows there were no new deaths in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during this period.

As far as the officially reported new cases are concerned, another 2,846 people tested positive for the coronavirus Monday which means the overall number of infected persons has increased to 209,337.

Sindh continues to be the most-affected region in Pakistan with 81,985 cases followed by Punjab where the number currently stands at 75,501. The number of cases recorded in other regions are: 26,115 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12,775 in Islamabad, 10,426 in Balochistan, 1,470 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,065 in Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, 2,689 patients are currently in critical condition and being treated at different hospitals across the country.

The past 24 hours also saw another 20,930 tests conducted in Pakistan after which the overall number rose to 1,283,092.

The number of active cases now stands at 106,530 while another 3,096 people fully recovered from the infection on Monday. It means a total of 98,503 patients have so far defeated the coronavirus.