Pakistan tops 100,000 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Monday topped 100,000 coronavirus cases, becoming the 16th country to cross the six digit-mark, the Health Ministry said. With 4,728 new additions over the last 24 hours, Pakistan’s virus tally has reached 103,671, surpassing Saudi Arabia, and landing the country at the 15th spot in terms of COVID-19 infections. The Kingdom …

Pakistan tops 100,000 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistan on Monday topped 100,000 coronavirus cases, becoming the 16th country to cross the six digit-mark, the Health Ministry said.

With 4,728 new additions over the last 24 hours, Pakistan’s virus tally has reached 103,671, surpassing Saudi Arabia, and landing the country at the 15th spot in terms of COVID-19 infections.

The Kingdom is just behind Pakistan with 101,914 cases.

Meanwhile, another 62 patients lost their lives in the said period, bringing the virus-linked death toll to 2,067.

As many as 32,581 patients have recovered.

According to the official statistics, authorities have so far conducted 660,508 tests across the country with a population of around 200 million.

Health experts attribute the increasing number of virus cases to the lifting of a prolonged lockdown late last month, warning that the country’s already weak health system could crash soon if the tally continues to surge at the current pace.

Pakistan is the second worst-hit country in the South Asian region after India, the fifth worst-affected country in the world.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, however, has ruled out the possibility of another strict lockdown, saying the elitist idea would collapse the economy and increase poverty.

“Only solution the world has discovered is smart lockdown which allows for economic activity with SOPs [standard operating procedure],” he tweeted on Sunday.

Source : Voice of South Asia More   

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India’s western state surpasses China’s COVID-19 tally

NEW DELHI

India’s western state of Maharashtra has now more coronavirus cases than that in China, official data revealed on Monday.

Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country, with 85,975 cases.

According to the Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tally, China has reported around 84,191 coronavirus cases till date.

The death toll in the Indian state has crossed the 3,000-mark.

Mumbai, which is India’s commercial capital, alone has reported over 48,000 coronavirus cases.

The total number of virus cases in India reached 256,611 on Monday, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

The ministry also reported that as many as 124,094 virus patients have so far recovered, while 7,135 have lost their lives.

In the national capital New Delhi, the coronavirus tally rose to 27,654. At least 761 patients have died due to COVID-19 in the capital, while 10,664 patients have recovered.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone into self-isolated after he developed a sore throat and mild fever.

Source : Voice of South Asia More   

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