The number of coronavirus patients in Pakistan is increasing with each passing day and after the new victims arriving today, the total number of confirmed cases in the country is 41,152 while the death toll is 895.
According to official figures, 1,423 new cases have been reported so far.
Although the spread of the deadly corona virus in Pakistan, which started in the Chinese city of Wuhan, started much later than in other countries in the region, the increasing number of cases on a daily basis is now a sign of worrying situation.
The first case in Pakistan was reported on February 26, 2020 in Karachi, while the first death from the virus was reported in the country on March 18.
With the arrival of the virus in the country, various levels of blockades and later partial lockdowns were imposed, which are now being phased out after being extended twice.
Although the spread of the virus and the number of deaths were lower in February and March, as the coronavirus testing capacity increased and more and more people began to be tested, the number of positive cases increased.
In the first 16 days of May alone, the cases were higher than in the previous two months, while the death toll was similar. As of April 30, more than 16,000 people had been affected by the first case in the country, while the death toll was 385.
However, from April 1 to 16, more than 23,000 cases were reported and 481 deaths were reported.
However, it should be noted here that one of the reasons for the increase in cases is the increase in testing and yesterday at a meeting of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) it was revealed that Pakistan has been on its own since the onset of the epidemic. The testing capacity increased 30-fold and it recorded a record 14,878 tests so far in one day.
In addition, new cases of corona epidemic were confirmed in the country today (May 17) while the number of recovering people also increased.
A further 787 new cases of corona virus and 9 deaths were reported in Sindh.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that after 787 new cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of victims has reached 16,377.
In the last 24 hours, nine people have died, bringing the total to 277, he said. According to the Chief Minister, the condition of 114 patients in the province is critical while 31 patients are on ventilators.
In Punjab too, the number of corona epidemics increased by 383 while 7 deaths were also reported.
According to the spokesperson of Primary and Secondary Health Care, the number of Corona victims in the province has risen to 14,584 after these new cases.
He said that there were 7 more deaths in the province after which the number of deaths due to the epidemic in the province has risen to 252 so far.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 214 more cases of corona virus and 13 deaths were reported. According to the provincial health department, the number of affected people in the province has increased by 214 in the last 24 hours to 6061.
Another 26 cases of corona virus have been reported in Islamabad. According to official figures, the number of victims in the federal capital has risen from 921 to 947 after these new cases.
Similarly, Gilgit-Baltistan also saw an increase in the number of people affected by the epidemic. According to statistics, nine more people were infected with the virus in Gilgit-Baltistan. Since then, the number of people affected by the Corona epidemic has risen from 518 to 527.
In addition, new cases of corona have been reported in Azad Kashmir, the least affected area by the virus. In Azad Kashmir, four people were diagnosed with the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 112.
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In addition, the number of people recovering from the virus in Pakistan has risen to more than 11,000. According to official figures, 461 more patients in the country have recovered from the disease.
At the same time, the number of those who have defeated the virus in the country so far has increased from 10880 to 11341.
After all these cases, if we consider the overall situation, out of 41,152 confirmed cases, 895 have died while 11,341 have been cured, thus the number of active cases in the country is 28,916.
At present there are 16,377 cases in Sindh while in Punjab this number has reached 14,584.
The epidemic has affected 6,061 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, compared to 2,544 in Balochistan. So far, 947 people have been infected with Corona in Islamabad, 527 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 112 in Azad Kashmir.
The death situation is something like this.
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 318
- Sindh: 277
- Punjab: 252
- Balochistan: 36
- Islamabad: 07
- Gilgit-Baltistan: 04
- Azad Kashmir: 01