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Pakistan’s COVID-19 cases cross 125,000 mark

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The COVID-19 cases in Pakistan have crossed the mark of 125,000. As days are passing, the daily toll of cases and deaths are increasing. Today the country witnessed a record number of cases and deaths. New cases reported in the last 24 hours are 6,397 and the death toll is 107 which are staggering numbers.

The total cases surpassed the 1 lac tally on Sunday and now, in just four days more than 25,000 news cases are reported. With this ever increasing surge in cases, the 2 lac mark could be reached within the 10 days if the conditions and the flouting of SOPs by the public remains similar.

Confirmed cases till now are 125,933 with 2,463 deaths. Punjab has so far detected 47,382, Sindh detected 46,828 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has confirmed 15,787 cases, and Baluchistan detected 7,673. Islamabad recorded 6,699 cases while Gilgit Baltistan recorded 1,030 and Azad Jammu & Kashmir detected 534 cases. Total recovered cases so far are 40,247.

With the staggering numbers of daily cases, the pandemic is getting out of hands. The healthcare services are now functioning under full capacity and many hospitals are getting overwhelmed. Hundreds of healthcare professionals are also getting infected which makes the situation even more adverse.

On the other hand, people are still not following SOPs, and violation of rules is on the peak. Still to give a breathing space to the economy the government hesitantly opened up some business sectors.

Dr. Zafar Mirza, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health said that wearing masks should be mandatory as it can reduce the level of transferring germs into other to 40-50 percent.

WHO has ranked Pakistan among the top 10 countries with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and they have recommended a two-week intermittent lockdown for Pakistan.

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