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Pakistan records 98 deaths, 5,329 new coronavirus cases in a day

Pakistan records 98 deaths, 5,329 new coronavirus cases in a day
April 8, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Pakistan has recorded 98 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the nationwide tally of fatalities jumped to 15,124 on Thursday.

According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 5,329 fresh infections were reported during the period as the number of positive cases has surged to 705,517.

During the period of a day, the total count of active cases was recorded at 66,994 and the positivity rate stood at 10.69 per cent.

The health facilities across the country conducted 49,816 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 10,584,877 since the first case was reported.

According to the statistics, 173 patients were declared critical, adding to the total number of patients suffering from sensitive health condition up to 3,942.

Overall 623,399 people have recovered from the virus including 2,610 who have regained their health from COVID-19 during the past 24 hours.

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

Till now 6,793 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,520 in Sindh, 2,519 in KP, 591 in Islamabad, 386 in Azad Kashmir, 212 in Balochistan, and 103 in GB.

Furthermore 267,612 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 267,612 in Punjab, 94,880 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 63,499 in Islamabad, 19,999 in Balochistan, 13,873 in Azad Kashmir and 5,070 in Gilgit-Baltistan.