COVID Watch | 08th July 2020


Spike in Cases Expected Soon

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) is expecting a marked spike in cases during Eid-ul-Azha and Muharram as emerging cases now begin to stabilize after a worrying period of high infection rate in mid-June. Despite declining cases, the government has announced it will continue to provide 2,100 oxygenated beds by July 31 to deal with any unexpected flux in the near future.

Islamabad Cases Decline

Coronavirus cases in Islamabad drop further from 85 new cases on July 6 to 63 on July 7, taking the total tally for the city to 13,557. Meanwhile, daily testing in Punjab declines by over 30%, however doctors

claim that the province may have passed its peak as critical patients have significantly declined from nearly a hundred a day in mid-June to now roughly 5 daily.

215 Sindh Policemen Test Positive

215 Sindh policemen tested positive for COVID-19 in the past three days, taking total infections among police personnel in the province to 1,885. 16 policemen in Sindh have succumbed to the virus so far, while 1,423 are undergoing treatment, and 446 have recovered.