40,807 New Cases, 662 Deaths Reported in Seven Days
Pakistan reported 5,248 new cases yesterday, lowest in six days, with almost the same number of tests that were done over the past several days.
Of new cases, 2,287 were reported from Sindh where 1,891 cases (or 83% of total reported cases) were from Karachi only. Punjab added 1,537 new cases in 24 hours, while KP, Islamabad, and Balochistan added 563, 635 and 149 cases respectively.
Islamabad has become the new hotspot as it reported more cases than the entirety of KP and Balochistan. When coupled with Rawalpindi, almost 15% of the national cases are being reported from the twin cities only.
Pakistan reported 97 deaths yesterday and Punjab reported record 62 deaths in a single day. Sindh and KP reported 15 and 14 deaths respectively.
Last week Pakistan added 40,807 new cases, up from 27,273 cases that were reported a week earlier. 662 new deaths were also reported during the week, up from 446 deaths that were reported a week earlier.
Pakistan’s week over week growth in new cases reached almost 50%, that’s higher than 45% that was recorded last week, indicating that new cases are growing faster than before.