Coronavirus recoveries jump to record 4,736 in 24 hours

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: Data on the government’s coronavirus portal showed on Sunday that a record 4,736 people had recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours.

Pakistan has reported over 228,000 cases of the coronavirus so far and 4,712 deaths. The country has continued to see around 4,000 new cases on a daily basis, despite daily testing numbers falling.

The health ministry’s portal showed that the total number of people who had recovered from the coronavirus had risen to 129,830 and confirmed infections stood at 228,474 on Sunday.

93 deaths

by coronavirus,

3,191 cases in a day

Pakistan has confirmed 93 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 228,474. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 4,712, Dunya News reported on Sunday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 3,191 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.

Pakistan witnessed a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in June, with over 3,191 new infections reported in the past 24 hours.

A number of high officials have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan, including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed, Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif and the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Asad Qaiser.

Last month, authorities began to re-impose strict lockdowns in selected areas of several cities after the federal government said COVID-19 cases could multiply eightfold by the end of July and hit 1.2 million.

The country lifted its countrywide lockdown on May 9, citing economic stress, and has since seen infection rates rise from 1-in-10 tests to more than 1-in-5.