1,315 New Cases, 26 Deaths Reporting in 24 Hours

Pic21-084 KARACHI: Mar21-A view of closed shops at Saddar area as Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah appealed to the public to voluntarily isolate themselves for the next three days in order to keep themselves safe from corona virus, in provincial capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Syed Asif Ali

Pakistan saw another record day in terms of adding new coronavirus cases to the tally as a total of 1,315 cases – highest since the emergence of COVID-19 in the country during late February — were reported from all provinces and AJK and GB.

Increase is mainly attributed to higher number of testing in Punjab, as the province crossed threshold of 5,000 daily tests for the first time. Punjab reported a total of 579 cases in the province during past 24 hours.

A total of 9,857 tests were conducted in last 24 hours, with more than half of tests done in Punjab only.

Hospitalizations rose sharply to 4,405, up from 3,839 a day earlier. Of those in hospitals, 143 patients are in critical condition — while another 43 patients are on ventilator.

Confirmed CasesIn 24 HoursTests in 24 HoursDeathsLast 24 Hours