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 6, 2021Russia clears single-dose Sputnik Light vaccine for use
Russia on Thursday approved a one-shot version of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine for use in the country.
- May 6, 2021India’s daily COVID-19 cases climb to new world record
India set a new global record Thursday after the country registered its biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases of over 412,000 in the last 24 hours.
- May 6, 2021Coronavirus vaccine available in sufficient quantity in country
Director General Health Rana Safdar on Thursday has said that anti Covid vaccine is available in sufficient quantity in the country.
- May 6, 2021Pakistan reports 4,198 news COVID cases in one day
Pakistan has reported 108 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 845,833.
- May 6, 20212 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provide 95% protection: study
Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are highly effective against COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and death, according to the first nationwide assessment in Israel.
- May 5, 2021Global food insecurity at 5-year high amid COVID, conflict, UN warns
Acute food insecurity has reached a five-year high worldwide as the international community grapples with conflict, the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, a UN-backed report warned on Wednesday.
- May 5, 2021Hundreds of farmers head to Delhi to protest Farm Laws despite COVID restrictions
Since November last year, a number of farmers from the agricultural states of Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been protesting against three farm laws passed in Sept …
- May 5, 2021Punjab gov't to enforce complete lockdown from May 8
As per the direction of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) to restrict the movement of people during the Eid holidays, the Punjab government has decided to enforce a complete lockdown i …
- May 5, 2021KP registers gradual decline in COVID positivity ratio: Taimur Jhagra
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is witnessing a gradual decline in COVID positivity ratio, said Health Minister Taimur Jhagra on Wednesday.
- May 5, 2021South African virus variant present in Punjab: reports
A recent research has been conducted that has revealed that a new strain of novel coronavirus has been detected in Punjab which is linked to the South African variant of Covid-19.