The percentage of the tests with the positive results has increased tremendously as 54,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in the month of May and more than 1,100 patients have lost their lives.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across the country has reached 71,068 from 16,817 cases, which were reported on April 30 by the National Command and Operating Centre (NCOC), with the latest addition of 2,785 cases of the novel coronavirus in a single day.
The number of deaths due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has also jumped by 79 during the past 24 hours to cross the 1,500 mark.
According to the stats shared by the National Command and Operating Centre (NCOC), the country had 16,817 coronavirus patients (6,053 in Sindh, 6,340 in Punjab, 2,627 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,049 in Balochistan, 343 in Islamabad, 339 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 66 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir), with 385 deaths reported till April 30 since the detection of the first case on Feb 26.
However, the situation of the coronavirus cases has completely changed during the last one month.
So far, 28,245 coronavirus cases have been reported in Sindh, 25,056 in Punjab, 10,027 in KP, 4,393 in Balochistan, 2,418 in the federal capital Islamabad, 678 in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and 251 cases in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
On Sunday, a Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said the situation was continuously deteriorating as not only number of coronavirus cases was increasing but percentage of the positive tests was also rising.