Pakistan Reports Lowest Coronavirus Death Rate Since May 28
Pakistan has recorded the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths since May 28, as only 51 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.
On May 28, the country reported 57 deaths, a number that kept on increasing ever since. However, it seems the pandemic in the country has started to lose strength, as death and positive cases, both are on a downward trajectory.
The decrease in the cases has led the government Prime Minister Imran Khan to declare this outcome a result of the smart lockdowns– a strategy his government kept on touting.
Although, the government may have let its guard down, the experts warned that it was too early to declare victory against the virus that has already infected more than 250,000 people across the country with near 5,500 deaths.
The low number of cases has raised many an eyebrow. Opposition leader and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has accused the government of decreasing the Covid-19 tests to hide the actual number of the cases.
Health experts also cited a significant decrease in the number of tests as one of the reasons behind dwindling new Covid-19 cases.
Contrary to the doctors’ advice, the number of average coronavirus tests have dropped from 28,000 per day to below 24,500 in the past few weeks, even though the government claims to have enhanced testing capacity to 32,000, claimed Anadolu Agency.