While the coronavirus vaccine may soon be on its way to Pakistan, we urge people of Pakistan to stay patient and continue following the set SOP’s which have been directed by WHO and the Pakistani government. The pandemic is not over yet and it is still necessary for people to maintain distance from one another and to try to stay indoors as much as they can. In the latest report, it has been found that the number of coronavirus cases in the country of Pakistan has now crossed the 500,000 mark. On Sunday, 2,899 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours which has taken the total number of cases to an astounding 500,000.
In a report that was made by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), it was revealed that the pace of the pandemic has once more accelerated with 20,598 more cases in just a matter of nine days after the new year. The highest number of COVID-19 infections were recorded in the southern state of Sindh with 1,505 new infections in 24 hours, which was followed by 798 cases in Punjab, 397 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 150 in Islamabad, 27 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 22 in Balochistan, all in 24 hour window frame.
On Saturday, at least 46 people across the country had given in to the virus and died. This has raised the national COVID-19 death toll to a whopping 10,644. 18 people died because of the deadly virus in the province of Punjab which saw the most deaths while in Sindh 14 died, followed by KP with 10 deaths and Baluchistan with one such case. As it stands, there are 34,803 active cases in Pakistan and out of these 34,803 cases, at least 2,278 patients are currently undergoing intensive care. With 1,524 people surviving the virus, the national tally for recoveries reached an all time high, at 456,969.