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Pakistan coronavirus cases jump to 27,474

May 9, 2020 11:37 AM


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The coronavirus cases keep on rising in Pakistan as another 1,637 people tested positive during the past 24 hours after which the total climbed to 27,474 since the pandemic outbreak.

Meanwhile, the number of active cases on Saturday morning stands at 19,100 as 7,756 patients have fully recovered from the infection.

The figures released by National Command and Operation Centre show the death toll has reached 618 after 24 people died of the virus during the same period.

Punjab continues to top the list of the country’s administrative units when it comes to the confirmed coronavirus cases while least number of patients are found in Azad Kashmir.

The distribution of these cases is: Punjab 10,471, Sindh 9,691, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 4,327, Balochistan 1,876, Islamabad 609, Gilgit-Baltistan 421 and Azad Kashmir 79.

On the other hand, 12,982 people were tested for the virus during the past 24 hours after which the number of tests conducted since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak has reached 270,025.

As far as the deaths are concerned, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 221 of these, followed by Punjab 191, Sindh 175, Balochistan 24, Islamabad four and Gilgit-Baltistan three.

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