For the first time, Good News for Pakistanis over the Coronavirus front
ISLAMABAD - For the first time since the outbreak emerged in Pakistan during late February 2020, weekly new cases have dropped as compared to the earlier week.
This essentially means that every week, the number of new cases grew since Feb 26th, 2020 — but last week, for the first time, the weekly new cases were lesser than the previous week.
This week, a total of 36,610 new cases were registered, down 10% when compared to last week when 40,807 new cases were recorded from across the country.
This downward trend is hinting that we might be undergoing a peak — and if the trend continues for another week (if cases remain same or lower than this week) then it will be certain that we have flattened the curve and then a decline in cases will continue for the remainder of the time.
It is important to note that disease isn’t over, it’s only that we have somehow managed to control the spread and that all SOPs issued by the government must be followed to keep the trend this way.
It must also be noted that recently imposed so-called smart lock-downs (across various cities) aren’t behind this negative trend of new cases. As any lock-down of activity show a positive impact only after 15 days of imposition.
Thus this flattening of the curve seems to be natural in nature and may only get better since we locked-down over 1,400 communities across 20 densely populated cities of Pakistan.