COVID-19 in Pakistan, May

Pakistan // 31 May, 2020

More than 69,495 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed including at least 1,483 deaths. Local transmission is occurring.

The National Institute of Health, Pakistan is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and publishes Daily Situation Reports.

The National Emergency Operations Centre can be reached at Helpline number 1166, which can be contacted for information and emergencies

31 May: Cases continue to rise significantly with more than 3,000 cases reported in the previous 24-hours, when nearly 15,000 tests were conducted. International flights for outbound travellers have commenced from all international airports except Gwadar and Turbat.

27 May: About 1,446 cases were confirmed in the last 24-hours. Overall the case numbers continue to rise. Media sources report that the government is considering reimposing the "strict lockdown" similar to that in March.

22 May: There are over 34,000 active cases and at least 15,000 have recovered. Over 2,600 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, which is the highest number of cases to be reported in a day since the first case noted in the country. More than 50% of the cases are in people between 20 and 49 years of age. Officials began easing the nationwide "lockdown" around 9 May. However, the Balochistan government has extended the "lockdown" till June 2.

19 May: More than 1,800 cases were reported in the last 24-hours. Over 12,000 patients have recovered. Karachi and Lahore continue to be the worst affected cities.

15 May: Cases continue to increase steadily, one of the biggest spikes in cases was noted during the week with over 2,220 people testing positive in a single day. Between 10,000 and 13,000 people are being tested for COVID-19 daily in the country. People between 50 and 69 years of age are the worst affected. Media sources report that the "lockdown" has been eased nationwide.

11 May: At least 3,467 new cases have been reported in the last 48-hours. Cases have increased since the lockdown has been eased.

8 May: The provinces of Punjab have recorded over 10,000 and 9,000 confirmed cases respectively. More than 1750 new cases were reported in the last 24-hours nationally. This is one of the largest single-day spikes in COVID-19 cases recorded till date.

5 May: Media sources have reported that the national "lockdown" was extended until 9 May. Gradual lifting of restrictions is being planned.

1 May: There are about 12,100 active cases and over 4,300 have recovered. About 990 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Punjab and Sindh are the worst affected provinces with over 6,000 cases in each. But the the highest number of deaths have occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Lahore and Karachi are the worst affected cities. The "lockdown" in Sindh is likely to continue until the end of Ramadan.

Over 182,000 people have been tested. More males have been infected than females across all age groups.


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