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Pakistan’s coronavirus death toll increases to 176, cases rise to 8,418

Pakistan’s coronavirus death toll increases to 176, cases rise to 8,418
April 20, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The death toll increased to 176 after 17 more deaths were reported during the last 24 hours. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the number of total patients soared to 8,418 with 425 new cases across the country within 24 hours Monday. Punjab tops the patients tally with 3,721 cases followed by Sindh with 2,537. There are 181 patients in Islamabad, 1,235 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 432 in Balochistan, 49 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 263 in Gigit-Baltistan. In total, 1,970 patients have recovered so far. The number of tests conducted so far is 104,310 with 4,873 done during the last 24 hours. Partial lockdown 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.

Coronavirus in Pakistan

Confirmed Cases: 8,418 Cases (24 HRS): 425 Deaths (24 HRS): 17 Tests (24 HRS): 4,873 Total Tests: 104,302 Deaths: 176 Recovered: 1,970 Sindh: 2,537 Punjab: 3,721 Islamabad: 181 Balochistan: 432 KP: 1,235 AJK: 49 GB: 263