COVID-19: Pakistan reports 385 new infections, 10 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 385 new infections, 10 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 304,185 on Monday after another 727 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 319,317 after 385 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 140,294 cases were reported in Sindh, 100,764 in Punjab, 38,348 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,525 in Balochistan, 17,331 in Islamabad, 3,937 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 3,118 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,580 with 10 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has warned the authorities and the general public about the foreseeable second spike of Covid-19 as the rising ratio in the country has crossed 2%.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, the PMA office-bearers expressed the concerns that the spike in the virus is also feared to start from educational institutions as it happened in US, India and Iran.

They said that the government’s response so far is limited to the issuance of notifications of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), whose implementation is non-existent anywhere including schools.

“The winter has arrived and schools have opened, and any carelessness on part of the government and the public might trigger a second spike of the novel coronavirus in the country,” the PMA said.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 37.7 million and death toll tops 1.07 million.