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COVID-19 claims 82 more lives in Pakistan during last 24 hours

COVID-19 claims 82 more lives in Pakistan during last 24 hours
December 22, 2020

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has claimed more 82 lives in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 9,474 on Tuesday.

According to the latest statistics of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 1,704 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours as the number of positive cases has surged to 460,672.

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

Till now 205,484 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 132,526 in Punjab 55,450 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 36,416 in Islamabad, 17,950 in Balochistan, 8,015 in Azad Kashmir and 4,831 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 3,688 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 3,352 in Sindh, 1,553 in KP, 393 in Islamabad, 210 in Azad Kashmir, 179 in Balochistan, and 99 in GB.

The total count of active cases is 40,261 and the positivity rate is recorded up to 4.9 per cent.  A total of 34,594 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 410,937 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 6,370,707 samples have been tested thus far.

Earlier, Pakistan has declared on Monday a temporary suspension on all incoming flights from the UK for at least a week due to second wave of COVID-19 in England.

It is pertinent to mention here that new wave of Corona in UK is more transmissible than other previously known strains.

“Direct or indirect travel from the UK would be temporarily suspended, starting 11:59 PM on 22nd of December 2020,” the press release on the new development read.

According to the notification, all travelers who are in or have been in the UK over the past 10 days will not be allowed entry into Pakistan.