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Death toll from COVID-19 in Pakistan exceeds 24,000

Death toll from COVID-19 in Pakistan exceeds 24,000
August 10, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - With the 86 more COVID-19 deaths in Pakistan during the past 24 hours, the country has passed the grim milestone of 24,000 by the pandemic on Tuesday.

According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the country’s number of overall confirmed cases has risen to 1,075,504 after the emergence of 3,884 new infections.

Overall 967,073 have recovered from the pandemic, adding that the positivity rate of infections was recorded at 7.84 per cent, while 4,530 people are in critical condition. The number of active cases in the country currently stands at 84,427.

Overall 16,551,440 tests have been conducted so far to diagnose the deadly virus in Pakistan including 49,506 in the past 24 hours.

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

Till now 11,239 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 6,235 in Sindh, 4,570 in KP, 821 in Islamabad, 650 in Azad Kashmir, 332 in Balochistan, and 157 in GB.

Furthermore 401,790 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 365,824 in Punjab, 149,056 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 91,217 in Islamabad, 31,234 in Balochistan, 27,507 in Azad Kashmir and 8,876 in Gilgit-Baltistan.