Sindh has crossed 100,000 COVID-19 cases after 1,538 more people tested positive on Thursday, while Karachi remains the highly 80,000 affected with the deadly infection.
The country has recorded a total of 242,386 infections so far. In the provincial tally, Sindh remains at the top with 100,900 cases, while Punjab has reported 84,587, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 29,052 cases, Balochistan 11,052, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,605, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir 1,459.
The incumbent government, in its recent claim said that the COVID-19 curve has become flattened due to its “smart lockdown” policy.
Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan’s curve of infections is “flattening”. The premier asked people to take extra precautions during Eid-ul-Azha to maintain the trend.
Earlier, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar said that Pakistan’s COVID-19 tally can remain under 400,000 if health guidelines and SOPs are followed.
The minister on Friday said that the COVID-19 death rate is also “declining” in the country and since the past few days, only 5% people tested positive for the virus.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah issuing the provincial tally said that the death rate in the province stands at 1.6%, while the virus detection rate is 19%.
He said that the province had 41,596 active cases, of which, 581 were critical, including 75 who were put on ventilators.
The CM stated that 1,254 patients recovered from the highly infectious disease, taking the recoveries to 57,627, and the province’s recovery rate to 57%.