Dr Ayesha Faiz, Dr Fasiha Hanif, Dr Muhammad Abdullah Usman, Dr Fiza Anwer
The outbreak of coronavirus initiated as pneumonia of unknown cause in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, which has been now spreading rapidly out of Wuhan to other countries. The main objective of the study is to analyse the progress of COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan. This descriptive study was conducted in Services Institute of Medical sciences, during January 2020 to June 2020. We collect the data from different sources and then analyse the progress of COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan. According to Pakistan’s last update on April 10, 54 706 suspected coronavirus cases were reported in Pakistan, 4695 of which tested positive for COVID-19 (8.6%). Of the 4695 cases, 727 patients recovered (15.5%), 45 remain critical (1%), and 66 died (CFR: 1.4%). Coronavirus attack rate is estimated to be 2.3 per 100 000 Pakistani population. Nearly 49% of cases are registered from Punjab. It is concluded that the rate of transmission of COVID-19 in Pakistan appears to be small if we compare with other countries. It has been postulated that the low rate of infection may be attributed to many reasons such as humid conditions, hot weather, tropical conditions, widespread BCG vaccinations and relatively government’s precautionary measures.