COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,097 people have recovered from coronavirus

Pakistan coronavirus cases

The novel coronavirus has swept all over the country, infecting 5,496 people and killing 93 in Pakistan, leaving mass hysteria in its wake.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s latest statistics, 122 new cases of COVID-19 and 7 deaths were reported across the country during the last 24 hours.

But statistics shows 1,097 patients are recovered from coronavirus in Pakistan may provide a glimmer of hope as the country continue to curb the spread of infections.

According to sources, more than 113,000 coronavirus infected people worldwide have recovered from COVID-19.

According to details, 2,672 in Punjab, 1,452 in Sindh, 744 including KP Health Director Dr Ikramullah in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 230 in Balochistan, 224 in Gilgit Baltistan, 131 in Islamabad and 43 in Azad Kashmir confirmed coronavirus infected people were reported.

Based on numbers from Microsoft, here’s how other countries compare, as of Monday evening:

China

  • Total Confirmed Cases: 82,160
  • Active Cases: 1,156
  • Recovered Cases: 77,663
  • Deaths: 3,341

Italy

  • Total Confirmed Cases: 159,596
  • Active Cases: 103,616
  • Recovered Cases: 35,435
  • Deaths: 20,465

United States

  • Total Confirmed Cases: 583,515
  • Active Cases: 516,889
  • Recovered Cases: 43,274
  • Deaths: 23,352

Spain

  • Total Confirmed Cases: 170,099
  • Active Cases: 87,616
  • Recovered Cases: 64,727
  • Deaths: 17,756

Germany

  • Total Confirmed Cases: 130,072
  • Active Cases: 57,259
  • Recovered Cases: 3,547
  • Deaths: 3,194

France

  • Total Confirmed Cases: 136,779
  • Active Cases: 94,094
  • Recovered Cases: 27,718
  • Deaths: 14,967

World Bank enhance funding

The World Bank Country Director for Pakistan, Illango Patchamuthu on Monday said considering to increase funding to $1 billion will support health, employment, food and security sectors and small companies in the country to respond to COVID-19 outbreak.

“Every crisis presents an opportunity to reform the social sector policies. The World Bank has already approved $200 million funding for Pakistan. Funding of $150 million will help in immediate purchase of medical equipment and supplies. About $50 million as relief through Ehsaas cash transfers will help poor families.”

Dow University claim coronavirus cure

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) medical experts have claimed on Monday that Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) can cure patients suffering from the coronavirus disease.

Professor Muhammad Saeed Qureshi, member of the research team, said that Intravenous Immunoglobulin is a great development in the fight against novel coronavirus.

He said the globulin was manufactured with purified antibodies, obtained from the recovered coronavirus patients. Professor Shaukat Ali, head of the research team, has termed the corona cure as a ray of hope amid the pandemic crisis.

On April 09, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) allowed clinical trials of blood plasma therapy to treat coronavirus patients in the country.

Plasma, the fluid in blood teeming with antibodies post-illness, has already proven effective in small studies to treat infectious diseases including Ebola and SARS.

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