Pakistan records 100 more coronavirus deaths in a single day

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Another 100 people lost their lives to coronavirus whereas 5,139 fresh cases were reported during the last 24 hours (Friday) across Pakistan, showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday morning.

As per the latest NCOC statistics, with the addition of 100 more fatalities, the death toll has now surged to 15,329 while the number of total confirmed cases stood at 715,968, after adding the 5,139 new ones.

During the past 24 hours (Friday), 1,772 patients have recovered from the virus while the total recoveries stood at 627,561. As of Saturday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 73,078 and the positivity rate stood at 10.47 percent.

As many as 268,284 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 245,923 in Punjab, 97,318 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 64,902 in Islamabad, 20,178 in Balochistan, 14,260 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 5,103 in Gilgit Baltistan.

Moreover, 6,908 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab, 4,523 in Sindh, 2,586 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 601 in Islamabad, 395 in Azad Kashmir, 213 in Balochistan and 103 in Gilgit Baltistan.

The health facilities conducted 49,069 coronavirus detection tests across Pakistan, taking the total number of Covid-19 tests to 10,688,89 since the first case was reported early last year.