Pakistan records 98 coronavirus deaths in last 24 day

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has logged a sharp rise in coronavirus cases as another 98 patients have died of the novel virus during the past 24 hours (Wednesday) while 4,974 new cases were recorded, showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday morning.

As per the NCOC statistics, after the addition of 98 fatalities the death toll has now surged to 14,530 whereas the number of total confirmed cases stood at 672,931, after adding the 4,974 new ones. During the past 24 hours (Wednesday), 2,148 patients have recovered from the deadly virus while the number of total recoveries stood at 605,274.

As of Thursday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 53,127 while the positivity rate stood at 9.93 percent. As many as 265,680 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 223,181 in Punjab, 88,099 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 58,557 in Islamabad, 19,576 in Balochistan, 12,805 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 5,033 in Gilgit Baltistan.

As many as 6,427 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab, 4,502 in Sindh, 2,363 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 572 in Islamabad, 355 in Azad Kashmir, 208 in Balochistan and 103 in Gilgit Baltistan.

A total of 50,055 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours (Wednesday) while 10,247,37 samples have so far been tested. 

Punjab: Authorities reported 62 deaths due to the coronavirus, raising total casualties to 6,427. The province now has 223,181 confirmed cases; it reported 2,789 new infections after conducting 22,624 tests, a positivity ratio of 12.33 percent.

There were 1,294 new recoveries recorded, leaving 189,856 fully recovered, and 26,898 active cases of the virus.

Sindh: Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Sindh have now climbed to 265,680; it reported 247 new infections on Thursday after conducting 9,634 tests, a positivity ratio of 2.56 percent.

The province reported 5 new deaths, raising toll to 4,502, while its recoveries rose by 224 to 256,276. Overall, the province now has 4,902 active cases of the novel coronavirus.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: During the past 24 hours (Wednesday), the provincial government recorded 1,044 new infections after conducting 8,672 tests, a positivity ratio of 12.04 percent.

Overall, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s confirmed cases have climbed to 88,099. It recorded 21 new deaths, raising toll to 2,363, while its recoveries have risen by 408 to 76,640. There are currently 9,096 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Balochistan: The province raised its confirmed cases to 19,576 with 19 new infections after conducting 367 tests, a positivity ratio of 5.2 percent.

There was 1 death and 16 recoveries in the past 24 hours, leaving 208 fatalities and 19,106 fully recovered. There are now 262 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Islamabad: The federal capital raised its confirmed coronavirus cases by 724 to 58,557 after conducting 7,564 tests; a positivity ratio of 9.57 percent.

There were 4 deaths and 126 recoveries in the past 24 hours, leaving 572 casualties; 47,584 recovered; and 10,401 active cases.

Gilgit Baltistan: Gilgit Baltistan reported nine new cases of the novel coronavirus after conducting 312 tests; it now has 5,033 confirmed cases.

The region reported no new deaths or recoveries, leaving 103 fatalities and 4,867 fully recovered people. There are currently 63 active cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Azad Kashmir: In Azad Kashmir, confirmed cases rose by 142 to 12,805 after conducting 882 tests, a positivity ratio of 16.09 percent.

There were 3 deaths and 80 recoveries in the past 24 hours, leaving 355 fatalities and 10,945 fully recovered. It now has 1,505 active cases of COVID-19.