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Coronavirus claims more 22 lives across Pakistan

Coronavirus claims more 22 lives across Pakistan
March 8, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - 22 more people succumbed to the deadly disease during this period, taking the death toll to 13,227 on Monday.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), as many as 1,592 new cases of the novel coronavirus surfaced across the country over the past 24 hours, pushing the national tally of infections to 592,100.

A total of 34,347 samples were tested, out of which 1,592 turned out to be positive. The positivity rate of new infections was recorded at 4.63 per cent.

The number of active cases in the country, which was around 17,000 last month, has now surpassed 18,000. 1,609 of the Covid-19 patients under treatment are said to be critical. Thus far, 560,458 people have recuperated from the disease.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 259,855 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 177,823 in Punjab 74,027 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 45,740 in Islamabad, 19,117 in Balochistan, 10,579 in Azad Kashmir and 4,959 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 5,565 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,426 in Sindh, 2,113 in KP, 509 in Islamabad, 311 in Azad Kashmir, 201 in Balochistan, and 102 in GB.