Pakistan records 65 new virus deaths, Covid-19 tally reaches 103,671
June 8, 2020 12:18 PM
The coronavirus cases in Pakistan crossed yet another grim milestone, this time the 100,000 figure, during the past 24 hours [Sunday], as the country also recorded 65 more deaths, raising the toll to 2,067.
With the addition of 4,728 new cases, Pakistan has now 103,671 confirmed infected people since the outbreak of the pandemic, making it 15th most affected country in the world, as it also surpassed Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
The latest figures released by the National Command and Control Centre show that Punjab is most affected province in the country as a total of 38,903 cases have so far been reported there.
In Punjab, Lahore is the city where most cases are being reported, making it the coronavirus epicentre in the province, as the virus has been found in 11,463 people.
Meanwhile, Sindh is second in the list with 39,108 cases out which 20,192 are from Karachi, making the mega city the worst-affected urban centre in the country.
On the other hand, 13,487 cases have so far been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Out of these, 3,794 are in Peshawar. In Quetta, 3,365 cases have been confirmed so far while the figure for the entire Balochistan province is 6,516.
The remaining three administrative units – Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir – have 5,329, 932 and 396 confirmed coronavirus cases respectively.
As far as the death toll is concerned, 715 people have so far died of the virus in Punjab. It followed by Sindh 650, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 575, Balochistan 54, Islamabad 52, Gilgit-Baltistan 13 and Azad Kashmir eight.
The figures for Islamabad are very alarming as the federal capital with much smaller population is all set to cross Balochistan first in terms of deaths and then in cases in the coming days.
Meanwhile, another 22,650 tests were conducted across the country on Sunday after which the overall number has reached 705,833.
Currently, there are 67,249 active cases in the country while a total of 34,355 people have fully recovered from the infection so far.