COVID Watch | 1st December 2020

About 70% of total national cases of coronavirus are emerging from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar.


66 lives lost to COVID-19

A COVID-19 positivity rate of 6% emerged on Sunday, November 30 as 2,458 were found to have contracted the viral disease out of 40,969 samples, raising total active cases to 49,105. 66 people succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease, with Punjab reporting the highest number of fatalities at 45, followed by Sindh with 11 deaths. Despite this, the death rate remains at a consistent low of 2%. Meanwhile, 1,863 COVID-19 patients managed to recover in the same time frame, contributing to an encouraging recovery rate of 85.7%.

According to data issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Sunday, November 29, five major metropolises (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar) contribute roughly 70% of the nation’s total coronavirus cases. As of today, over around 2.05 million people have been placed under tight restrictions as over 5,000 lockdowns have been imposed across various parts of the country. On Monday, December 1, micro-smart lockdowns were imposed in another 70 “hotspot” locales in Punjab including 26 in Lahore, and in 12 areas in Islamabad.

Jatoi civil judges test positive for coronavirus disease

The Jatoi Tehsil Bar Council and courts were sealed for disinfection on Monday, December 1 for five days as two civil judges were found to have contracted the novel coronavirus disease. The closure was announced via a notification issued by the bar president Altaf Javed Olakh after test results of the two aforementioned judges returned positive.