COVID-19: Pakistan Caseload hits 420,294 with 8398 deaths

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Dec, 2020. 10:26 am

Pakistan has reported 3795 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the national caseload tally to 420,294.

According to the COVID-19 Portal of Government, 37 more people died in the past 24 hours due to the dread virus. After new deaths, the death toll has hit 8398. As many as 1530 patients recovered from the disease in a single day. Overall 356,542 people have recovered from the deadly disease.

The total count of active cases is 55,354 and the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases reaches up to 9.7 percent. Moreover, a total of 39,076 tests were administered across the country during this period. So far while 5,794,242 samples have been tested thus far.

On Sunday, seven coronavirus patients died in Peshawar hospital due to lack of oxygen. Hospital sources said that the patients lost their lives due to interrupted oxygen supply.

Hospital sources indicated that owing to the unavailability of oxygen cylinders, sufferers in other wards of the hospital were also experiencing difficulty.

The spokesperson of Khyber Teaching Hospital stated that “The hospital receives oxygen cylinders from Rawalpindi. Oxygen cylinders from Rawalpindi did not arrive on time.”

World Situation

The infection is still strengthening its roots in 68 countries. There have been at least 66,357,000 reported infections and 1,530,000 reported deaths caused by the new coronavirus so far.

Of every 100 infections last reported around the world, more than 16 were reported from countries in Asia and the Middle East. The region is reporting a million new infections about every 10 days and has reported more than 17,214,000 since the pandemic began.

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