Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan rise to 56,349
The nationwide tally of Coronavirus has risen to 56,349 with 1748 cases reported during the last twenty-four hours.
20,077 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 22491 in Sindh, 7905 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3407 in Balochistan, 1641 in Islamabad, 619 in Gilgit Baltistan, and 209 in Azad Kashmir.
17,482 patients have so far recovered from the virus while the death toll stands at 1,167 with thirty-four deaths reported during the last twenty-four hours.
Although The first case of coronavirus in the country reported in Karachi on February 26, 2020, various restrictions imposed to curb its spread and later a lockdown was imposed, 9th of this month lockdown softened a bit.
Initially, the spread of the virus was slow after the first case of the global pandemic reported in the country, but with the passage of time, it on the rise and now a thousand or more cases confirmed daily.
Earlier a study conducted by the Pakistan Meteorological Department has found a link between the virus spread rate and temperature and humidity. The PMD apprised the National Command and Operation Centre today that its study has found a decline in COVID-19 transmission rate related to the rise in temperature and humidity.
In addition to this, The PMD official briefed the meeting headed by Minister for Planning Asad Umar through a video link that a deep study shows the coronavirus spread mostly occurred in the mid-latitude which had cold and dry weather.
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