Pakistan COVID-19 tally exceeds 1.95 lakh

COVID-19: Pakistan imposes mini-lockdown in Islamabad

New Delhi (NVI): Pakistan recorded its lowest single-day spike in coronavirus cases in about a month after 2,775 people tested positive for the infection, taking the national tally to 195,745.

Meanwhile, 59 people lost their lives due to the deadly contagion in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 3,962.

Looking at the breakdown of cases, Sindh province has reported 75,168 coronavirus cases, highest among all the provinces, while Punjab has 71,987 positive cases.

On the other hand, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 24,303 cases, Balochistan is at 9,946, Gilgit-Baltistan at 1,397, Islamabad at 11,981 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is at 962 cases so far, according to media reports.

The smart lockdown across Pakistan to combat the spread of COVID-19 has seen a drop in the number of infections and deaths in the country.

So far, nearly 84,168 people have recovered from the deadly contagion in the country after 4,283 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Pakistan government has sought the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) support to develop guidelines for the upcoming Eidul Azha when cattle markets are held across the country to sell animals for sacrifice.