Pakistan tops 132,000 Covid-19 cases, deaths cross 2,500
June 13, 2020 12:00 PM
The daily count of new coronavirus cases is turning into a new record with every passing day, as Pakistan reported the highest number of newly-infected people during the past 24 hours after which the total climbed to 132,405.
Apart from these 6,472 new cases recorded Friday, another 88 people died from the virus during the same period, raising the death toll of 2,551.
The latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Saturday morning means that 28,734 new cases have so far been reported in the country this week [Monday to Friday] along with 484 deaths.
Meanwhile, Punjab has now topped 50,000 cases with the addition of 2,705 new patients after which the total for the province jumped to 50,087. It is followed by Sindh where the number currently stands at 49,256 as another 2,428 people were diagnosed with the virus.
The two most-populated provinces are followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 16,415, Balochistan 7,866, Islamabad 7,163, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,044 and Azad Kashmir 574.
As of Saturday morning, Pakistan is just 6,791 shy of Mexico in terms of coronavirus cases, while it can be easily predicted that the two countries would certainly cross France – one of the worst-affected countries of the world with 156,287 cases and 29,374 deaths – in the coming days.
On the other hand, most of these latest deaths were recorded in Punjab where 48 patients lost their lives, raising overall the number for the province to 938.
Sindh continues to be second on the list with 793 deaths. The figures for the remaining provinces/administrative units are: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 642, Balochistan 80, Islamabad 71, Gilgit-Baltistan 16 and Azad Kashmir 11.
Meanwhile, there are 79,798 active cases in the country while the number of closed ones is 52,607 after the death of 2,551 patients and 50,056 fully recovering from the infection.
On the other hand, another record was also set as 29,850 tests were conducted on Friday, which is the highest daily number for the country. It means a total of 839,019 tests have so far been carried in Pakistan since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.