Pakistan reports 747 new Covid cases
Pakistan reported 747 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, raising the overall number of officially reported infections to 312,263, shows the latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Wednesday morning.
The region-wise distribution of these coronavirus cases is given as: Sindh 136,795, Punjab 99,378, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 37,776, Islamabad 16,581, Balochistan 15,257, Gilgit-Baltistan 3,778 and Azad Kashmir 2,698.
On the other hand, the past 24 hours (Tuesday) also witnessed five more people dying of the coronavirus after which the death toll in the country reached 6,479.
Meanwhile, another 541 people recovered from the infection during the same period. It means a total of 296,881 coronavirus patients have so far overcome the disease, thus increasing the number of closed cases [death toll + recoveries] to 303,360.
With regard to the active cases, there are 8,903 people currently infected in the country. Out of these, 467 are receiving treatment in the intensive care units of different hospitals due to their critical condition.
The authorities, meanwhile, administered 32,031 tests on Tuesday with a special focus on the staff members and students of educational institutions. Hence, the overall number of tests conducted since the coronavirus pandemic in the country has now reached 3,514,237.
After being earlier reported as the 12th most affected country in the world, Pakistan is now placed 20th when it comes to the reported. The reason behind this trend is the reduced infection rate in the country and the second wave hitting the different European nations as well as the higher number of cases reported in countries like Saudi Arabia and Iraq.