By Muhammad Luqman
The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan crossed 4,000 mark on Tuesday as the South Asian country reported 577 new cases during the last 24 hours, its highest daily tally sofar.
The total number of cases is now 4005, while four fatalities over the past 24 hours raised the death toll to 54, according to the country’s Health Ministry.
The ministry said 28 of the total patients are in critical condition, while 429 people have recovered across the country.
A total of 39,183 people have been tested in the country of 220 million people, with 3,088 tests conducted over the past 24 hours.
With 1,918 cases, the province, the biggest province of the country with over 120 million population , is the worst-hit area in Pakistan.
The southern Sindh province has 932 cases, northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 500 cases, and southwestern Balochistan province has 202 cases, according to the health ministry.
The northern Gilgit Baltistan region accounts for 211 of the country’s total cases, while the capital Islamabad has 83, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir has 18 cases so far.
Since appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to all over the globe, according to figures compiled by the American Johns Hopkins University.
Over 1.35 million cases have been reported worldwide, with the global death toll nearing 76,000, and more than 289,000 recoveries.
The country is presently under a lockdown to check the spread of the deadly coronavirus.