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Pakistan sees highest single day spike in covid cases

PTI
Published : May 3, 2020, 1:52 pm IST
Updated : May 3, 2020, 1:52 pm IST

Pakistan's coronavirus tally records 19,52 new cases; death toll raised to 440

Police officers stand guard outside the Lal mosque which is sealed as its cleric denies a government-imposed nationwide lockdown to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in Islamabad. (AP)
 Police officers stand guard outside the Lal mosque which is sealed as its cleric denies a government-imposed nationwide lockdown to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in Islamabad. (AP)

Islamabad: Pakistan's coronavirus tally crossed 19,000 on Sunday after 989 new patients were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of National Health Services said 23 patients died in this period, taking the total toll to 440. So far, 4,817 people have recovered from the deadly virus, the ministry said.

 

Out of the total 19,103 virus patients in the country, Punjab has reported 7,106 cases, Sindh 7,102, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 2,907, Balochistan 1,172, Islamabad 393, Gilgit-Baltistan 356 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 67 cases.

The authorities so far have conducted 203,025 tests, including 8,716 in the last 24 hours.

Prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday night said he was not sure when the vaccine against COVID-19 will be available and expressed fears that "we may have to live with the coronavirus for six months or (even) a year".

Khan said the war against the pandemic can be won by wisdom and not by using force to shut down the masses.

 

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