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Pakistan records highest daily COVID-19 deaths since late May

Pakistan records highest daily COVID-19 deaths since late May
August 7, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Pakistan recorded 95 deaths from coronavirus over the last 24 hours, the highest single-day toll during the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre's data, 4,720 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and the number of positive cases has surged to 1,063,125. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 23,797.

The NCOC said that the country’s number of overall confirmed cases has risen to 1,063,125, including 959,491recoveries, adding that the positivity rate of infections was recorded at 8.24 per cent, however, 4,275 people are in critical condition.

Overall 16,393,404 tests have been conducted so far to diagnose the deadly virus in Pakistan including 57,233 in the past 24 hours.

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

Till now 11,172 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 6,168 in Sindh, 4,524 in KP, 811 in Islamabad, 641 in Azad Kashmir, 331 in Balochistan, and 150 in GB.

Furthermore 396,918 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 362,557 in Punjab, 147,452 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 90,093 in Islamabad, 31,069 in Balochistan, 26,421 in Azad Kashmir and 8,615 in Gilgit-Baltistan.