Pakistan has another day with over 6,000 virus cases

Pakistan has another day with over 6,000 virus cases
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Amid a record-breaking surge in the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan on Saturday reported 6,472 new virus cases in the previous 24 hours, the highest single-day tally ever, the Health Ministry said, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

With another single-day tally of over 6,000 – the second in the last two days – the country's total coronavirus cases have reached 132,399, of which nearly 50,000 were reported this month alone.

Another 88 patients lost their lives due to COVID-19 across the country, bringing the death toll from the deadly virus to 2,551, while 40,247 patients have successfully recovered and been discharged from hospitals, according to the Health Ministry.

Some 839,019 people have so far been tested in the country of over 200 million people, with nearly 30,000 tests conducted over the past 24 hours.

The report showed that death ratio in confirmed cases also rose to 2%, from 1.7% earlier, while recoveries also climbed from 20% to 32%.

The data show that most deaths occurred in patients between the age of 60 and 69, at a rate of nearly 30%.
Health experts see the ever-rising caseload as a result of the lifting of a prolonged lockdown late last month, warning that the country's already weak healthcare system could crash soon if the tally continues to surge at the current pace.

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