ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in Pakistan rose to 49,391 and 1,051 respectively on Thursday due to community non-compliance with health protocols asking for cough etiquette, respirator hygiene, and social distance. From 49,391 confirmed cases, Sindh reported 19,924 cases, Punjab 17,382, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 7,155, Balochistan 2,968, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 1,138, Gilgit-Baltistan 579, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 133.
Of 1,051 deaths, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 365 deaths, Sindh 336, Punjab 297, Balochistan 38, Gilgit-Baltistan 4, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 10, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 1. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, people seem to have started paying the price for negligence when 20 people died in the last two days, 14 of them on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 365 – the highest number of deaths in any city in the country.
With 365 deaths, KP leads the highest human loss from coronavirus in the country. A total of 340 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 which brought the total number of confirmed positive cases to 7155 in the KP, again the highest number of positive cases. Of the 14 people who died of coronavirus at KP, seven of them belonged to Peshawar alone. Peshawar has suffered more fatalities than any other city in the country. Up to 216 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 in Peshawar so far. Also, with 92 positive cases reported from Peshawar, the total number of cases reached 2,694 in the city, again the highest number of positive cases were reported in any city in the country. Bajaur and Karak Districts also lost two people each.
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