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Pakistan’s COVID-19 Cases Surged Past 45,000

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Cases Surged Past 45,000

Pakistan yesterday saw the highest number of fatalities due to Coronavirus complication since the outbreak emerged in the country during the end of February.

A total of 46 patients have recorded deaths due to COVID-19 in past 24 hours only as Sindh, Punjab and KP reported 19, 16 and 11 deaths respectively.

A total of 1,932 new coronavirus cases were also reported during the last 24 hours, slightly higher than 1,841 cases reported the earlier day.

Sindh and Punjab both reported an equal number of new cases around 700, while KP reported 324 new cases during the period. Islamabad recorded highest new cases as the federal capital added 104 new cases to its tally in 24 hours.

With the emergence of more new cases, the total number of confirmed coronavirus patients has risen to 45,898 while the death toll has reached 985.

People wear protective masks as they stand on marks maintaining social distancing and getting temperature checked before entering in a shopping mall in Karachi, Pakistan May 18, 2020. Image Source: REUTERS

Pakistan is now the 18th most-affected country from the coronavirus disease across the world.

The Pandemic in Pakistan has been going on for almost 3 months and during this time the number of cases has been increasing with each passing day.

If we look at this period of about 3 months, the first case reported in the country on February 26, 2020, after which by the end of March the number of these cases exceeded 2000 while the death toll remained at 26.

In April, the spread of the virus accelerated and in one month, i.e. by April 30, the number of cases in Pakistan reached more than 16,000 and the death toll reached 385.

However, the month of May has so far proved to be the most dangerous in terms of the spread of the virus, and from May 1 to May 20, in just 20 days, the number of cases increased from 16,000 to 45,000, while deaths toll is neared to 1000 mark.

A police officer uses a megaphone to disperse shopkeepers gathered to reopen their shops at a closed market in Karachi. Image Source: Reuters

Global Update

More than 323,200 people have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, while more than 4.8 million infections have been confirmed in at least 188 countries and territories. Almost 1.7 million people have recovered to date.

Top 10 Countries

United States – 1,519,986 cases, 91,179 deaths

Russia – 299,941 cases, 2,837 deaths

United Kingdom – 250,121 cases, 35,421 deaths

Brazil – 262,545 cases, 17,509 deaths

Spain – 232,037 cases, 27,778 deaths

Italy – 226,699 cases, 32,169 deaths

France – 180,933 cases, 28,025 deaths

Germany – 177,574 cases, 8,081 deaths

Turkey – 151,615 cases, 4,199 deaths

Iran – 124,603 cases, 7,119 deaths

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