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20000 People have Recovered from COVID-19 in Pakistan but 1,260 Lives Lost

20000 People have Recovered from COVID-19 in Pakistan but 1,260 Lives Lost

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan crossed the 60,000 mark on Thursday while the death toll climbed to 1,260.

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan has so far conducted 508,086 coronavirus tests and 8,687 during the last 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus recoveries in Pakistan crossed 20000, taking the tally to 20,231.

Sindh has recorded the highest number of recoveries with 9270, Punjab 6326, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2632, Baluchistan 1289. In Islamabad, 152 patients have recovered while Azad Jammu Kashmir has seen 99 and Gilgit-Baltistan 463.

20000 People have Recovered from COVID-19 in Pakistan but 1,260 Lives Lost
COVID-19 Statistics in Pakistan as of May 28, 2020. Source: Covid.gov.pk

There is no let-up in new cases of coronavirus and deaths in Pakistan. Even as officials worry, an additional increase in the following days with Eid Al Fitr holidays in the nation began to end on Thursday. Businesses and offices are set to continue routine services from Thursday, growing concerns about raising the number of positive cases.

Throughout the six days of Eid holidays (from May 22-27), the country saw a remarkable increase in the number of affected persons as people thronged markets and shopping malls displaying little concern for standard operating procedures (SOP).

According to the Ministry of National Health Services, just a day before the Eid holidays began, on May 21, Pakistan had a sum of 48,091 cases of coronavirus. On May 28, the number had jumped to 61,227, an increase of 13,136 cases.

In other words, on a daily average, 1,640 new positive cases are being reported.

Similarly, the number of deaths has also jumped, from 1,017 to 1,260, in the last seven days, marking an increase of 243 deaths, at approximately 35 deaths per day.

20000 People have Recovered from COVID-19 in Pakistan but 1,260 Lives Lost
A worker sprays disinfectant among worshippers attending the Eid ul Fitr prayer at a ground in Rawalpindi. The 20-point agenda agreed between the government and the ulema for congregational prayers included the disinfection of mosques. Image Source: AP

In the following days, the amount of positive cases and deaths may rise at a frightening rate as life returns to normality, and offices and business enterprises start to resume.

On May 18, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had ordered all provincial governments and the federal administration to reopen markets and shopping malls and enable businesses to resume, seeing that business closure was concerning the lives of people in the lower-income groups and daily wage earners. The top court had also ordered to do away with two days of weekly holidays so that business could be managed on all days of the week.

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