Coronavirus cases top 53,000 in Pakistan; 1,115 dead

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New Delhi (NVI): The total number of positive coronavirus cases in Pakistan has increased by more than 1,500, taking the overall tally to 53,199 with at least 1,115 fatalities recorded so far.

Looking at the breakdown of cases, Sindh province has reported 21,645 coronavirus cases, highest among all the provinces, while Punjab has 18,730 positive cases.

On the other hand, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 7,391 cases, Balochistan is at 3,198, Gilgit-Baltistan at 607, Islamabad at 1,457 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is at 171 cases so far, according to Geo News.

Meanwhile, doctors and experts fear the country’s under-funded and creaking healthcare system will crumble under the pressure if the contagion gathers more pace, according to media reports.

On a positive note, 15,201 people have recovered from the malignant virus in the country.