With over 43,000 COVID-19 Cases, Pakistan 20th Most Affected Country in the World

Pakistan is now the 20th most-affected country by the coronavirus across the world, as it witnesses a surge in cases to over 43,000.

According to data from the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which has maintained a dashboard of COVID-19 cases worldwide, Pakistan is listed at 20 in terms of the number of people infected, out of a total of 188 countries.

To date, the country has recorded 43,966 COVID-19 cases and 939 deaths.

As per the dashboard, the United States is the most affected country in the world, with 1,508,598 cases, followed by Russia, Brazil and the United Kingdom. India ranks at the 11th position, as it crosses over 100,000 cases this week.

In terms of fatality, Pakistan has the 25th most number of deaths related to coronavirus in the world. While the U.S. again has the highest mortality rate globally.

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a pandemic. However, in a recent order, the Supreme Court of Pakistan stated that Pakistan is not that “seriously affected” by the virus.

“There are other serious ailments prevailing in the country, from which people are dying daily and those ailments are not being catered,” the order noted, “The coronavirus which apparently is not a pandemic in Pakistan, is swallowing so huge money.”

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