Despite the limited testing capacity, Pakistan is now reporting more confirmed cases of Coronavirus every day than some of Europe’s former hotspots.
Pakistan has reported more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 from the 8,687 tests carried out over the last 24 hours, taking the national tally beyond 62,000.
Meanwhile, Italy records less than 1,000 cases a day, as 584 confirmed cases of Coronavirus were reported yesterday. Italy had last reported more than 1,000 cases in a single day on 12 May, whereas 29 April was the day the country last saw an increase of over 2,000 cases in a single day.
Similarly, for a week now, Spain has reported less than 1,000 cases a day, as it reported 510 cases in the last 24 hours. Spain had not reported any COVID-19 cases for the first time in more than 3 months on 25 May.
In comparison, France has registered fewer than 1000 cases since 9 May. In the last 24 hours, the country reported only 191 new cases.
Following the disease outbreak in each country, so far Italy has conducted 36,07,251 tests, Spain 35,56,567, and France 13,84,633. Contrary to this, since 26 February, Pakistan has carried out 5.08.086 tests, not to mention the stagnant testing capacity despite official promises to improve the regular testing range.
As for fatalities, Pakistan has reported 34 fatalities per day against the 144 deaths of Italy, 147 of Spain, and 77 of France, although luckily but unfortunately.