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Pakistan records 83 deaths by coronavirus, 2,972 new cases in 24 hours

Pakistan records 83 deaths by coronavirus, 2,972 new cases in 24 hours
December 18, 2020

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has reported 83 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 9,164 on Friday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,972 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours as the number of positive cases has surged to 451,494.

3,261 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,447 patients are in critical condition, however, no critical case was added in today’s tally. The total count of active cases is 42,478 and the positivity rate is recorded up to 7.58 per cent.

A total of 39,171 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 399,852 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 6,216,060 samples have been tested thus far.

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

Till now 201,080 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 130,122 in Punjab, 54,021 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,868 in Balochistan, 35,700 in Islamabad, 7,893 in Azad Kashmir and 4,810 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 3,522 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 3,270 in Sindh, 1,511 in KP, 177 in Balochistan, 385 in Islamabad, 200 in Azad Kashmir and 99 in GB.