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COVID-19 claims 68 more lives in last 24 hours across Pakistan

COVID-19 claims 68 more lives in last 24 hours across Pakistan
August 8, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) has further claimed 68 more lives in the past 24-hour period as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 23,865 on Sunday.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, as many as 4,445 fresh cases emerged of the virus countrywide as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,067,580.

Pakistan has so far conducted 16,448,406 coronavirus tests and 55,002 in the last 24 hours 961,639 patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,282 patients are in critical condition.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 11,194 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 6,189 in Sindh, 4,540 in KP, 814 in Islamabad, 645 in Azad Kashmir, 331 in Balochistan, and 152 in GB.

Furthermore 398,745 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 363,644 in Punjab, 147,973 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 90,503 in Islamabad, 31,138 in Balochistan, 26,874 in Azad Kashmir and 8,703 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Earlier, the NCOC announced to lift lockdown imposed in the Sindh province from August 09 while continuing with other restrictions on movement.

According to the NCOC, Karachi and Hyderabad will face new and eased restrictions on movement from August 09.

The Sindh province had announced to impose lockdown in the province from July 31 until August 08 citing a spike in COVID-19 cases.