Pakistan coronavirus deaths increase to 77, cases reach 4,970
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The death toll due to coronavirus increased to 4,970 after 182 new cases were reported on Saturday.
According to the data available with the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the number of deaths has increased to 77 following five more deaths were reported.
Punjab tops the tally with 2,414 cases, while Sindh is at the second place with 1,318 cases. The number of coronavirus patients is 113 in Islamabad, 656 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 220 in Balochistan, 215 in Gilgit Baltistan and 34 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
In total, 762 patients have recovered after treatment in different hospitals across the country. However, the condition of 50 patients is stated to be critical.
Moreover, 2,457 tests were conducted on suspected patients during the last 24 hours, increasing the total tests to 57,836 conducted so far.
On the other hand, partial lockdown imposed is continuing across the country as educational institutions, shopping malls, markets, restaurants, and other private business remained closed while inter-provincial and inter-city transport was also suspended. Factories, banks and the financial sector were directed to reduce work hours.
The government has barred elder people and children from offering Friday prayers at mosques and issued guidelines for making lines with a specific distance.
The novel coronavirus – which originated in the central China city of Wuhan towards the end of December 2019 – has spread to all continents excluding Antarctica. The COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the mysterious contagion has so far killed thousands of people and infected tens of thousands of others across the globe.