Coronavirus: Pakistan confirms 737 deaths with 34,336 infections

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th May, 2020. 10:25 am

The number of confirmed coronavirus infection cases in the country has risen to 34,336 while 31 deaths reported during the last 24 hours.

Around 2,255 cases confirmed positive during the last twenty four hours and 11,848 cases were conducted. So far 13,225 cases registered in Punjab, 12,610 in Sindh, 5,021 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,158 in Balochistan, 759 in Islamabad, 475 in Gilgit Baltistan and 88 in Azad Kashmir.

The death toll stands at 737 with 31 new deaths reported during the last twenty four hours. The total number of coronavirus tests conducted thus far in the country stand at 3,17,699.

On the other hand, A group of researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) suggest that the COVID-19 outbreak won’t end until 60% to 70% of the human population is immune to the virus, which may take between 18 and 24 months.

The experts laid out three scenarios for how the coronavirus pandemic will progress. The worst-case scenario among these three projections involves a second, larger wave of infections this fall and winter. The report authors suggest this is the most likely outcome, and states need to prepare for it.

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