Corona Virus update for April 21, 2020

Recoveries In Pakistan Surpass 2,000, Cases Surge Past 9,000

Alongside a constant spike in Covid-19 cases, the number of people recovering from the disease is also going up with over 2,000 recoveries recorded in the country so far.

With that said, the number of cases is Pakistan has already crossed 9,000 with Punjab alone recording a jump of 474 cases – its second-biggest single-day tally – in the past 24 hours. Virus deaths in the country have also climbed to 192 in Pakistan.

The global coronavirus total has now crossed 2.4 million with fatalities passing 170,000. While the US remains the global hub of the pandemic, Italy sees its first fall of active coronavirus cases.

Although France became the world’s 4th country to record over 20,000 deaths from coronavirus infections, the number of people in intensive care fell for the 12th consecutive day.

WHO warns rush to ease virus rules could cause resurgence

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that rushing to ease coronavirus restrictions will likely lead to a resurgence of the illness, a warning that comes as governments start rolling out plans to get their economies up and running again.

“This is not the time to be lax. Instead, we need to ready ourselves for a new way of living for the foreseeable future,” said Dr. Takeshi Kasai, the WHO regional director for the Western Pacific.

He said governments must remain vigilant to stop the spread of the virus and the lifting of lockdowns and other social distancing measures must be done gradually and strike the right balance between keeping people healthy and allowing economies to function.