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Pakistan coronavirus cases cross 43,000 mark, 923 deaths


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th May, 2020. 08:33 pm
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The number of coronavirus patients in Pakistan is increasing day by day and so far the total number of confirmed cases of global pandemic in the country has crossed 43,158 and the death toll has reached 923.

Today (May 18) there is an increase of 1858 cases in the country so far, according to official figures.

Note that the first case of coronavirus in the country reported on February 26, 2020 in Karachi with which various restrictions were imposed to stop the spread of the coronvirus pandemic and later lockdown was also imposed.

However, the federal and provincial governments had announced a phased relaxation from May 9 and public transport in various provinces is being restored from today.

Initially, the spread of the coronavirus in the country has been slow but with the passage of time, it is on the rise and after a period of about 3 months.

If you look at the statistics, from February 26 to April 30, the number of infected patients in Pakistan was more than 16 thousand while 385 fatalities reported.

However, from May 1 to today (May 18), there have been more than 23,000 cases and nearly 900 deaths in Pakistan, which is very disturbing.

One of the reasons for the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country is the gradual increase in testing capacity, and a meeting of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) on May 16 was informed that the first case of coronavirus was reported, since then, the testing capacity has been increased 30-fold and a record 14,878 tests were conducted on the same day on Saturday.

Sindh

Another 864 cases of coronavirus and 3 deaths were confirmed in Sindh province.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that in the last 24 hours, 864 people were confirmed to be infected with coronavirus, after which the number of infected people in the province rose to 17,241.

He said that out of 864 cases reported today, 657 new cases are from Karachi.

Murad Ali Shah said that at present 12472 thousand 472 patients are undergoing treatment out of which 11 thousand 95 are being treated in homes, 815 in isolation centers and 562 in hospitals.

The Sindh Chief Minister said that the condition of 136 patients in the province was critical out of which 29 were on ventilators.

Punjab
According to the Punjab Health Department, 762 new cases of coronavirus have been reported, bringing the tally of infected people in the province to 15,346.

They said that out of these new cases, 503 patients have reported in Lahore.

The spokesman of the Punjab Health Department also confirmed that eight more people had died in the outbreak, bringing the death toll in the province to 260.

Islamabad

The federal capital, Islamabad, is also witnessing a sharp rise in cases, with the number of infected patients reaching close to 1,000 after confirmation of 50 more cases.

The number of people infected with the global pandemic in Islamabad has risen from 947 to 997, with the addition of new cases, according to the official coronavirus statistics website.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department confirmed 169 more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected people in the province to 6,230.

The statement also confirmed the deaths of 16 more patients, including 12 in Peshawar and one each in Swabi, Swat, Buner and Dera Ismail Khan.

The death toll in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has risen to 334.

Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan  has confirmed 13 more cases today.

The number of people infected with the coronavirus in Gilgit-Baltistan has risen from 527 to 540 after new cases reported.

Azad Kashmir

Coronavirus has been confirmed in 112 people in Kashmir.

Recovered  patients 

However, while the number of coronavirus patients and deaths in the country is increasing, people recovering from the pandemic is a ray of hope.

In the last 24 hours, the number of people who have contracted the corona virus in the country has increased by another 581.

At the same time, the total number of people recovering from the global pandemic in Pakistan has increased from 11,341 to 11,922.

Death toll in the country

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 334
  • Sindh: 280
  • Punjab: 260
  • Balochistan: 37
  • Islamabad: 07
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 04
  • Azad Kashmir: 01
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