Coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 20,186, death toll to 462
As of on Monday morning, 462 people have died of coronavirus disease, while the total number of coronavirus infection cases in the country has reached 20,186.
These include Punjab, 7524, Sindh, 7465, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 3129, Balochistan 1218, Islamabad Capital Territory 415, Gilgit-Baltistan 364, and Azad Kashmir 71 cases.
According to National Command and Operation Center, so far 5,590 patients of Coronavirus have been recovered, while 462 died (Sindh: 130, Punjab: 124, KP: 180, ICT: 04, Balochistan: 21 and GB: 03) and 173 others are in a critical condition.
212,511 tests have been conducted since outbreak of the pandemic. The government has made ready 717 hospitals with Covid facilities with 3,839 patients admitted across the country.
Pakistan Ambassador to United States Asad Majeed Khan says extensive measures taken by the Pakistan government have helped contain spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the Ambassador said economic crisis emerging out of the pandemic will be having severe implications for the countries like Pakistan.
Highlighting the results of recent economic reforms in the country, the Ambassador said COVID-19 has badly affected the economy, which was heading towards a right direction.
In answer to a question, he said a comprehensive approach is needed by international community to effectively counter the implications of Coronavirus situation.