Coronavirus curve flattening in KP with only three deaths, 196 cases

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Coronavirus curve flattening in KP with only three deaths, 196 cases

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported only three casualties and 196 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours – a visible decline after weeks of upsurge amid the global pandemic.
The virus has claimed 1,142 lives with 32,086 total infections in the province. Another 418 patients recovered, taking the tally to 25,006. Active cases stand at 5,938.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s daily coronavirus tally continued to fall, as the authorities recorded only 1,579 new cases over the past 24 hours, the lowest single-day sum since May, according to Health Ministry data released on Sunday.
With the new cases, the total number of infections reached 263,496, with 1,763 of them in critical condition, the data showed.
Another 46 patients lost their battle against the disease across the country in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 5,568. Nearly 70 per cent of patients, or 204,276, have recovered so far.
Health experts, however, cautioned that a sharp fall in the number of Covid-19 cases could be the result of fewer tests. Neighboring India, hardest hit by the virus in the region, is currently doing 15 times more tests daily than Pakistan.
Smart-lockdowm strategy is being followed in scores of hotspots acorss Pakistan in some 20 big cities in an attempt to stem the virus’ spread.
In a statement on Sunday, Special Assitant to Prime Minister on Health, Dr Zafar Mirza said the government has been able to contain the Covid-19 pandemic through timely decisions, smart lockdown strategy, SOPs implementation and Trace, Test and Quarantine (TTQ) strategy.
Dr Mirza said Pakistan’s preparation and response to the coronavirus outbreak has been one of the best in the world.
According to official statistics, over 1.7 million coronavirus tests has been conducted so far.

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