Pakistan registers decline in coronavirus deaths, infections in a day

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has registered further slide in the coronavirus fatalities and infections as the country reported only 42 deaths and 2,060 cases during the last 24 hours (Friday), showed the figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday morning.

As per the NCOC figures, after the addition of 42 new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 27,524 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,236,888 after adding the fresh 2,060 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Friday), a total of 44,958 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 4.58 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 4,267.

During the last 24 hours (Friday), as many as 10,928 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,157,322. As of Saturday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 52,042.

As many as 454,510 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 427,583 in Punjab, 172,766 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 104,913 in Islamabad, 32,837 in Balochistan, 33,990 in Azad Kashmir and 10,289 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 12,535 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab so far, 7,327 in Sindh, 5,488 in KP, 910 in Islamabad, 734 in Azad Kashmir, 346 in Balochistan and 184 in Gilgit Baltistan.

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