Pakistan coronavirus death toll surge to 1101, cases top 52,437

Pakistan, coronavirus cases, health, death toll
Lahore: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 52,437 in Pakistan on Saturday, while the death toll stands at 1101.

According to National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 1,743 cases of coronavirus were reported while 34 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

As many as 16,653 patients have recovered from the disease, while the country is still witnessing a consistent rise in the COVID-19 cases.

As per details, 21 percent of the cases have foreign travel history while 79 percent of the cases are reported to be locally transmitted.

 

Punjab

After sharp increase in the cases, the number of patients swelled to 18,730 in the province. The province reported 245 coronavirus (COVID-19) causalities.

A partial lockdown has been imposed across the province to stem the spread of the infection.

The government has also launched Insaf Imdad Program to help poor segment of society in the difficult times.

 

Sindh

The province has started easing lockdown restriction as it has allowed some industries to resume operations.

The cases of infection have surged to 20,883 in the province, the most affected region in Pakistan..The death toll has reached to 255 in the province.

 

Balochistan

There are 3,198 confirmed cases while 176 patients have recuperated from the infection so far. The province has reported 31 deaths.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 7,391 in the province. It is leading other regions with more causalities as toll has surged to 291 in KPK.

 

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 607 coronavirus cases in the GB while 4 patients including a young doctor have died due to the infection. As many as 222 people have recovered from the infection.

There are 171 cases in AJK while 1 death has been reported.

 

Islamabad

There are 1,457 cases in the capital city while 7 people have lost their lives. Around 36 patients have recovered so far.