ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s coronavirus infections topped 200,000, reaching 202,955, making it the 12th most affected country from the COVID-19 in the world.
A total of 4,072 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country over the last twenty four hours, taking the tally to 202,955, said National Command and Operation Centre on Sunday.
These include 74,202 in Punjab, 78,267 in Sindh, 25,380 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10,261 in Balochistan, 12,395 in Islamabad, 1,423 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,027 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
The death toll from the virus stands at 4,118 with 83 deaths reported over the last twenty four hours. A total of 25,013 corona tests were carried out during this period. So far 92,624 patients have recovered from the disease.
According to NCOC, total active COVID-19 cases in the country are 106,213.
A total of 5,342 patients are admitted across the country. Out of 1,562 ventilators allocated for COVID-19 patients, 502 ventilators are occupied across Pakistan.
According to the latest government projections, coronavirus cases in the country may be limited to 225,000 by the end of June if people continue to take strict precautions – the number was earlier expected to reach 300,000.
Speaking to media on Friday last, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar said when the number of COVID-19 cases surged, people started following preventive measures. “There were two weeks when the big hospitals in major cities faced pressure,” he said. He, however, cautioned everyone that if the standard operating procedures are not followed then the situation can deteriorate.
According to official data, over 5,000 medical workers have contracted the virus in the country.
A total of 5,164 healthcare providers have been sickened by the virus across Pakistan, as of June 24, revealed the daily tally of the ministry of national health services, regulation and coordination, in Islamabad.
The majority of the infected medics have been reported from Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, totaling 1,694.
The second-highest tally is from Sindh, 1,392, followed by Punjab, 1,099, Islamabad, 419, Balochistan, 391, Gilgit-Baltistan, 95, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 74. Of the 5,164 professionals, over 3,000 are doctors. – TLTP