At 3,500 Cases and 50 Deaths, Pakistan’s Coronavirus Peak Yet To Come
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan are approaching 3,300 with at least 50 deaths recorded so far. The trajectory of the outbreak in the country continues to see an inevitable spike with the peak yet to arrive in weeks to come.
More cases were reported from all parts of the country with Punjab recording its highest single-day jump on Sunday. The province stands at about 1,500 confirmed coronavirus cases followed by Sindh, KP, GB, Balochistan, Islamabad, and AJK.
According to the government’s projection, the national tally could rise to 50,000 with fatalities climbing to 5,000 in the next 20 days. Made on the basis of different trends and statistics, the projection does not signify the outbreak’s peak in Pakistan which may still be weeks or months away.
The outbreak shows little fizzling in other parts of the world too. The US is bracing for ‘hardest week’ in coronavirus fight with Surgeon General Jerome Adams likening the situation to the Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Italy and France, however, recorded lower coronavirus deaths on Sunday at 527 and 357 fatalities respectively.
Spain also saw its third consecutive daily decline in the number of people dying from Covid-19 with 674 new deaths.