Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Pakistan
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Pakistan
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus. Human coronaviruses are common and are typically associated with mild illnesses, similar to the common cold.
Symptoms of human coronaviruses may be very mild or more serious, such as:
- Difficulty breathing
Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus.
Coronaviruses are most commonly spread from an infected person through:
- respiratory droplets when you cough or sneeze
- close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- touching something with the virus on it, then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands
These viruses are not known to spread through ventilation systems or through water.
The best way to prevent the spread of infections is to:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands;
- avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- cough and sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands; and
- stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others.
Coronavirus Outbreak in Pakistan
The first confirmed case was on February 2020. The diagnostic test of a student in Karachi came positive, after the student had returned from Iran (another country suffering from a severe coronavirus outbreak).
Religion has been linked to the coronavirus in Pakistan. A Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation taking place in Lahore in early March 2020 became a coronavirus super-spreader. Subsequent tests accounted for 27% of cases in the country by late April.
The public has been advised to avoid all mass gatherings, including religious gatherings. All schools and universities have been temporarily closed, and both federal and provincial governments have implemented measures to contain and mitigate the spread of the virus.
Border closures were imposed, localized quarantine areas were defined, travel restriction were imposed, and ultimately, all public events were banned. Pakistan army troops were deployed starting Monday, March 23, to help provincial governments effectively implement their measures to contain the coronavirus.
Pakistan started vaccine trials in collaboration with Sinopharm a Chinese pharmaceutical company in April 2020.
On 24 March, the Prime Minister approved a Rs1.2 trillion economic relief package. Of this, a total of Rs150 billion was allotted for low-income groups, particularly laborers while 280 billion rupees ($1.76 billion) was assigned for wheat procurement. Loan interest payments for exporters were deferred temporarily.
Coronavirus in Pakistan News:
- May 31, 2020COVID-19: Count of confirmed coronavirus cases surpasses 6 million worldwide
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- May 31, 2020Pakistan witnesses record 78 daily deaths from COVID-19
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- May 31, 2020UK Gov't test-and-trace system may force medical workers to self-isolate
The United Kingdom’s new track and tracing programme has officially been launched, with those who tested positive for COVID-19 now receiving messages asking for details about people they have recently …
- May 31, 2020Coronavirus positive cases surge to 66,457 in Pakistan
Pakistan confirmed 78 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,395 and positive cases surged to 66,457. According to the latest figures by th …
- May 31, 2020Latin America accounts for 40% of daily global deaths
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- May 31, 2020Pakistan's confirmed cases of coronavirus rise to 64,028
2636 new coronavirus cases has surfaced in the country over the last twenty-four hours, taking the tally to 64,028. 22,964 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 25309 in Sindh, 8842 in Khyber Pak …
- May 31, 2020Mecca to gradually ease virus restrictions from May 31
Saudi Arabia announced a “two-phase normalization plan” early Thursday for Mecca with the aim of easing coronavirus measures and gradually returning to normal life. The first phase w …
- May 31, 2020France bans use of Hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19 patients
On Tuesday, the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP) and the Agency for the Safety of Health Products (ANSM) had suspended the use of hydroxychloroquine as a means to combat COVID-19 for both …
- May 31, 2020Barcelona begins selling face masks amid coronavirus
Barcelona launched their own line of face masks Tuesday for “protection against the transmission of COVID-19.” The Spanish football powerhouse shared a link on its Twitter account th …
- May 31, 2020COVID-19 cases in Russia cross 370,000
The coronavirus cases in Russia crossed 370,000 on Wednesday, while recoveries continued to outnumber new infections for the second day in a row. According to the country’s emergency task force, 11,07 …