Pakistan: Coronavirus outbreak intensifies, 6,127 new cases, 149 deaths reported

Web Desk. The situation in Pakistan is becoming alarming after the third wave of Coronavirus. The vaccination process has been slow, however, the government has also announced vaccinations for people aged 50 and over from April 21.

According to the official website created for the COVID-19 statistics, in the last 24 hours, a further 6,127 people have been infected with the deadly virus in Pakistan, while 149 patients have died, the highest number since June 2020.

On April 17 a total of 71,836 tests were conducted to diagnose the COVID-19, the highest number of one-day tests in the country since the outbreak began. As a result of these tests, the positive rate of COVID-19 cases was 8.52% while the active cases have reached 80,559.

So far, a total of 756,285 people has been infected with the coronavirus in the country, out of which 16,243 have lost their lives. According to the website, 4,527 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and a total of 659,483 patients have recovered.

It should be noted that the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country on February 26, 2020, since then the spread of the epidemic has been fluctuating and so far 2 waves of the disease have been seen while the third wave is still spreading.

In view of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the re-lockdown and smart lockdown has been imposed in many areas, business hours have been restricted and educational institutions in the affected areas have been closed.

“The following are the coronavirus cases and deaths in Pakistan on April 18 in all four provinces and federal units”

Punjab
The third wave of the epidemic has hit Punjab the hardest and in the last 24 hours a record 3,562 new cases have been reported in the province and another 97 patients have died.

This is the highest number of cases and deaths reported in Punjab since the onset of the epidemic. So far 267,572 corona cases have been reported in Punjab in which the death toll has reached 7,430.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
After Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been most affected during the recent wave and 958 new cases were reported here yesterday while 35 patients died. The total number of reported cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so far is 15,438 while 2,867 patients have died.

Sindh
The situation in Sindh, the country’s second-largest province, was relatively better during the third wave, but now there is a clear increase in cases, with 673 cases reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 272,197. ۔ Seven more patients have died of the coronavirus in the province, bringing the total to 4,551.

Islamabad
In the last 24 hours, 650 new cases were reported in Islamabad while 5 more patients lost their lives due to the epidemic. A total of 69,556 people have been infected with the COVID-19 in the federal capital so far, of which 636 have died.

Azad Kashmir
In Azad Kashmir, the virus was confirmed in 220 more people in the last 24 hours while 5 patients died. In Azad Kashmir, a total of 15,524 people were infected with the virus, of which 433 died.

Balochistan
In Balochistan, the COVID-19 infected 62 more people, but no more died. Thus, the total number of reported cases in the province so far has reached 20,822 and the number of deaths has reached 223.

Gilgit-Baltistan
In Gilgit-Baltistan, the spread of the disease is largely under control compared to other parts of the country and 2 cases came to light yesterday. The number of cases reported so far is 5,176. No more patients have died in Gilgit-Baltistan since March 9, and the death toll remains at 103.

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