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Pakistan reports four more deaths due to coronavirus in last 24 hours

September 22, 2020

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan reported four more coronavirus-related fatalities during the last 24 hours, lifting the death toll from the disease to 6,424 on Tuesday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 36,155 samples were tested for the infection during this period, out of which 586 turned out to be positive. The number of Covid-19 cases across the country has reached 306,886 with addition of the new cases. As many as 290 more people recovered over the last 24 hours. Thus far, 293,159 patients (95.5 per cent) have recuperated as active Covid-19 cases stand at 7,303. More than 3.2 million tests have been conducted across the country. Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. Till now 134,243 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 98,487 in Punjab, 37,387 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16,207 in Islamabad, 14,499 in Balochistan, 2,550 in Azad Kashmir and 3,513 in Gilgit-Baltistan. 5.4 million infections India’s coronavirus case tally surged to 5.4 million as it added 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed. The country has posted the highest single-day caseload in the world since early August, and lags behind only the United States, which has 6.7 million cases in terms of total infections. A total of 1,113 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said, taking mortalities to 86,752, which is a relatively low 1.6% of all cases.

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