The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan have now reached 4,196 with over a 100 new cases being reported today together with four more fatalities bringing the death toll to 60.
Punjab reported just one fatality of a 42 year old patient that died at Jinnah Hospital Lahore and reportedly contracted the COVID-19 locally as he did not have any travel history to abroad as well as no contact with a known positive patient.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also reported one death which was confirmed by the Health and Finance minister Taimur Khan Jhagra now bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 18.
Sindh reported two deaths which was confirmed by Senator Murtaza Wahab in a tweet which brings the death toll of the province to 20 which is the highest in Pakistan.
Here is a province wise breakdown of coronavirus cases in Pakistan as of 12:00 am on 9 April 2020.
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan (province breakdown)
Total Recovered = 467
The total number of coronavirus cases globally have surged past 1,496,335 while the death toll worldwide has now crossed 87,500 and the numbers keep rapidly rising with the United States reporting the most number of cases as well as fatalities every day.
The United States has over 420,500 COVID-19 cases and this makes up over 25 percent of the total cases in the world together with a death toll of 14,369 with one of the highest daily death tolls in the world.
There were over 1,800 fatalities reported in the US on Tuesday and the number of cases reported were over 27,000. Even today the US has reported over 1,500 deaths and over 20,000 new cases and this number will rise till the end of the day.
France has also seen a significant rise in the number of deaths as the country reports over 500 fatalities in a single day. The number of confirmed cases in France is over 113,000.
Italy though having the highest number of COVID-19 deaths at 17,669 and over 139,000 cases has seen a slight improvement along with Spain that has seen a reduction in new cases however the death toll has again seen an increase with the total of the country now at 14,673 with over 600 deaths in a single day.
China on the other hand has lifted its lockdown on Wuhan – the city where the COVID-19 pandemic started and people are being allowed to leave months after the restrictions were placed on 23 January.