Pakistan saw its highest single-day rise in new coronavirus cases for the fourth consecutive day as testing ramped up across all regions in the country.
With a total of 22,857 tests, up by around 12% from previous day, a total of 4,896 new positive cases emerged in Pakistan, taking the tally in the country to 89,249.
The growth in new cases, when compared day to day, remained the lowest in four days, indicating that the new cases won’t jump significantly in coming days; and especially if testing capacity isn’t increased again.
Of new cases, 2,040 patients were tested positive in Punjab only, and of those in Punjab almost half were from Lahore.
Sindh reported 1,667 new cases in past 24 hours.
KP and Islamabad also registered a record increase in new cases with 517 and 402 patients yesterday.
Coronavirus cases in Islamabad have been high, mainly due to very high testing in the city (as compared of rest of the Pakistan).
For a reference, 24 individuals out of every 1,000 population are tested in Islamabad, as compared 2-4 individual per 1,000 being tested in all provinces