Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan stand at 18,114

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 02 (DNA) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan on Saturday jumped to 18,114, media  reported. According to National Command and Operation Center, record 1,297 cases were reported across the country in last 24 hours, taking the tally to 18,114.

These include 6733 cases in Punjab, 6675 in Sindh, 2799 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1136 in Balochistan, 340 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 365 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 66 in Azad Kashmir.

With 32 coronavirus deaths in last 24 hours in the country, the total number of deaths has crossed 400 mark and now recorded at 417. According to the NCOC, 4,715 patients have so far recovered while 12,982 patients are still under treatment at the various hospitals.

The country has conducted 1,93,859 coronavirus tests thus so far. Nearly 3.3 million people worldwide – including more than 1 million people in the United States – have been infected with the coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise.

The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 230,000 yesterday. A total of 230,309 deaths have been registered from 3,218,415 cases, the tally showed. Europe is the worst hit continent with 137,714 deaths, while the United States has registered the most for one country with 61,717.

Almost 90%of the fatalities from a pandemic which first appeared in China in December have occurred in Europe and the United States. =DNA

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