Pakistan records biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases
Covid-19 cases reach 113,702 with new daily record of 5,385
June 10, 2020 12:04 PM
Pakistan experienced its worst day since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic as 5,385 cases were recorded during the past 24 hours (Tuesday) after which the overall total rose to 113,702, shows the latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Wednesday.
On the other hand, the death toll rose to 2,255 as another 83 people died of the virus. Most of these latest causalities were again reported in Punjab where 34 patients died on Tuesday which means the virus has so far claimed 807 lives in the province.
Meanwhile, 23 new deaths were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 17 in Sindh, raising the overall the number in the two provinces to 610 and 696 respectively.
The figures for other administrative regions are: Balochistan 62, Islamabad 57, Gilgit-Baltistan 14 and Azad Kashmir nine.
Earlier, Monday was the deadliest day for Pakistan as 105 died of the virus, raising the death toll to 2,172 in the country.
As far as the new cases are concerned, the figures for Punjab jumped to 43,460 after another 2,641 people were diagnosed with the virus, which means the past 24 hours (Tuesday) proved to be the worst for Punjab both in terms of deaths and infections.
Sindh is second in the list with 41,303 officially confirmed cases followed by 14,527 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 7,031 in Balochistan, 5,963 in Islamabad, 974 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 444 in Azad Kashmir.
Currently, there are 75,139 active cases in the country while 36,308 patients have fully recovered from the virus. It means that the number of closed cases [deaths + recoveries] is now 38,563.
Meanwhile, the number of tests conducted since the outbreak of the current pandemic reached 754,252 as another 23,799 people were tested for the virus on Tuesday.