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Coronavirus claims 31 more lives across country

Coronavirus claims 31 more lives across country
July 16, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The pandemic coronavirus has claimed more 31 people across Pakistan in last 24 hours as the nationwide tally of deaths has jumped to 22,720 on Friday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,327 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing the tally of confirmed cases to 983,719.

A total of 37,690 tests were conducted during the previous 24 hours, out of which results of 2,327 patients came back positive. The positivity rate of infections was recorded at 6.17 per cent.

The number of active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 43,670. Overall 917,329 people have recovered from the pandemic, while 2,388 patients are critically ill and currently admitted to hospitals across the country.

As of July 16, overall 21,660,650 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered including 17,336,845 partial and 4,323,805 both doses.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Till now 10,856 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,672 in Sindh, 4,377 in KP, 787 in Islamabad, 597 in Azad Kashmir, 318 in Balochistan, and 113 in GB.

Furthermore 352,472 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 349,475 in Punjab, 139,960 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 84,266 in Islamabad, 28,704 in Balochistan, 21,632 in Azad Kashmir and 7,210 in Gilgit-Baltistan.