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Coronavirus: Pakistan’s infection toll hit 273,112

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

26th Jul, 2020. 11:06 am
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After 1,226 new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in the country, the national case toll has hit to 273,112.

According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 35 deaths also reported due to virus in the last 24 hours. The nationwide tally of deaths has spiked to 5,822.

The country reported in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally of cases

Pakistan has so far conducted 1,868,180 coronavirus tests and 23,254 in the last 24 hours. 237,434 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country so far.

Province Wise Details

Provincially Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 117,598 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh,

91,901 in Punjab,

33,220 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,

11,578 in Balochistan,

14,821 in Islamabad

1,952 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 2,023 in Azad Kashmir.

Coronavirus Curve flattening 

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said although Pakistan is “close to flattening” its Covid-19 curve, two “tests” of Eidul Azha and Muharram remain that could have an impact on the spread of the disease.

“Today our ‘smart lockdown’ strategy proved to be successful … and numerous nations are following the vision outlined by Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he claimed at a presser, noting that the country’s infection rate, death toll and pressure on hospitals are steadily declining.

Smart lockdown strategy leads to outstanding recovery

President Dr Arif Alvi says the government’s smart lockdown strategy has led to outstanding recovery of COVID-19 patients in the country.

In a Tweet, he said credit for this goes to pro-poor and intelligent government decisions and the people of Pakistan for mostly following directions and SOPs.

The President also appreciated the nation’s recent approach to the pandemic and said you have shown what a disciplined nation can do.

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