Pakistan reports record number of deaths from Coronavirus

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Pakistan reports record number of deaths from Coronavirus

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday has recorded 56 deaths and 3,138 new cases due to the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the death toll stands at 8,603 as 56 more died in one day while the number of positive cases has surged to 429,280.

At least 2,030 patients have recovered from the COVID-19 during the last 24 hours; on the whole 374,301 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far.

The count of active cases is at 46,376 whereas the positivity rate has reached 7.8 percent.

Sindh stands first as the worst-hit province followed by Punjab and other provinces. Till now 189,687 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 125,250 in Punjab, 50,762 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,604 in Balochistan, 33,695 in Islamabad, 7,517 in Azad Kashmir, and 4,765 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Moreover, 3,265 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 3,099 in Sindh, 1,439 in KP, 171 in Balochistan, 348 in Islamabad, 183 in Azad Kashmir, and 98 in GB.

Pakistan has so far conducted nearly 5,906,146 coronavirus tests and 40,202 in the last 24 hours.