COVID Watch | 16th June 2020


Expected Deaths

Over 300 deaths per day are expected in Pakistan by July 8, total 13,000 deaths by August if serious measures not taken: Dr Sameen, Head of community health services AKU

Around 50% of total Covid-19 cases are concentrated in Karachi & Lahore, says Institute of Health Metrics Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, USA.

Smart Lock-Down

20 cities across have been identified as Covid-19 hotspots where a strict lock-down is expected to be enforced according to National coordination and operation center.

34,000 families in 32 areas of Lahore will be going under complete lock-down from June 17 for at least 2 weeks as these areas have clusters of reported cases.

Positivity Rate

Pakistan is now producing over 29,000 tests per day & 22 percent of these tests are turning out to be positive: WHO

Balochistan has 19%, KP, 17%, Sindh 16%, Punjab 12%, Gilgit Baltistan 9%, AJK, 4pc, and Islamabad, 8% positivity rate, Says WHO’s report released earlier.