Death toll soars to 66, coronavirus patients jump to 4,601 in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The number of coronavirus patients increased to 4,489 after 284 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours on Friday.
According to the data available with the National Command and Operation Centre, three more deaths were reported within 24 hours, soaring the toll to 66.
Punjab continued to lead the patients tally with 2,279 cases, while patients have increased to 1,128 in Sindh, 620 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 219 in Balochistan and 107 in Islamabad. There are 215 reported cases in Gilgit-Baltistan and 33 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
As many as 727 patients have recovered after treatment in hospitals across the country. The condition of 45 patients is being stated to be critical. So far tests have been conducted on 54,706 patients after 2,478 tests were carried out on suspected patients during the last 24 hours.
As per details, 59 percent of the cases came from different countries, while 41 percent cases are transmitted locally. As many as 7,295 beds have been allocated for coronavirus patients in 462 hospitals throughout the country.
Presently 1,311 patients are being treated in different hospitals. In total, 16,737 suspected cases have been placed in 328 quarantine centres.
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: 4,601
Cases (24 HRS): 284
Deaths (24 HRS): 4
Tests (24 HRS): 2,478
Total Tests: 54,706