ISLAMABAD: There was a sharp drop in the number of coronavirus fatalities as after days of hundred-plus daily death Pakistan reported only 79 fatalities and 4,213 new infections during the last 24 hours (Sunday), showed the figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday morning.
As per the latest NCOC statistics, after the addition of 79 deaths, the toll has now climbed up to 18,149 whereas the number of positive cases has now surged to 834,146, after adding 4,213 new ones.
As usual, Punjab remained the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
So far, 8,572 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab, 4,667 in Sindh, 3,392 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 691 in Islamabad, 483 in Azad Kashmir, 237 in Balochistan and 107 in Gilgit Baltistan.
Furthermore, 306,929 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 285,626 in Sindh, 120,064 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 76,209 in Islamabad, 22,620 in Balochistan, 17,371 in Azad Kashmir and 5,327 in Gilgit Baltistan.
Pakistan has so far conducted 11,928,095 coronavirus tests and 45,954 during the last 24 hours (Sunday). As many as 728,044 patients have recovered in the country whereas 5,377 patients were in critical condition.
Punjab: Authorities reported 22 deaths due to the coronavirus, raising total casualties to 8,572.
The province now has 306,929 confirmed cases; it reported 2,040 new infections after conducting 16,307 tests, a positivity ratio of 12.51 percent. There were 3,654 new recoveries recorded, leaving 253,687 fully recovered, and 44,670 active cases of the virus.
Sindh: Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Sindh have now climbed to 285,626; it reported 888 new infections after conducting 16,469 tests, a positivity ratio of 5.4 percent.
The province reported 9 deaths, raising toll to 4,667, while its recoveries rose by 444 to 265,276. Overall, the province now has 15,683 active cases of the novel coronavirus.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: During the past 24 hours (Sunday), the provincial government recorded 787 new infections after conducting 7,794 tests, a positivity ratio of 10.1 percent.
Overall, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s confirmed cases have climbed to 120,064. It recorded 42 new deaths and 982 recoveries, raising toll to 3,392 and recoveries to 104,903. There are currently 11,769 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
Balochistan: The province raised its confirmed cases to 22,620 with 92 new infections after conducting 558 tests, a positivity ratio of 16.5 percent.
There were no deaths and 140 recoveries in the past 24 hours, leaving 237 fatalities and 20,926 fully recovered. There are now 1,457 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
Islamabad: The federal capital raised its confirmed coronavirus cases by 317 to 76,209 after conducting 3,815 tests; a positivity ratio of 8.31 percent.
There were no deaths and 522 recoveries in the past 24 hours, leaving 691 casualties; 63,481 recovered; and 12,037 active cases.
GB: Gilgit-Baltistan recorded 15 new cases of COVID-19 after conducting 385 tests, a positivity ratio of 3.9 percent; it now has 5,327 confirmed cases.
The region reported no new deaths and 15 recoveries, leaving 107 fatalities and 5,102 fully recovered people. There are currently 118 active cases of COVID-19 in the region.
AJK: In Azad Kashmir, confirmed cases rose by 74 to 17,371 after conducting 626 tests, a positivity ratio of 11.82 percent.
There were 6 deaths and 85 recoveries in the past 24 hours, leaving 483 fatalities and 14,669 fully recovered. It now has 2,219 active cases of COVID-19.