Pakistan reports highest ever deaths from Coronavirus since its outbreak

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Pakistan reports highest ever deaths from Coronavirus since its outbreak

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, which has been battling the third wave of the coronavirus, on Wednesday, reported 201 new deaths in the last 24 hours - the highest single-day death toll recorded since the pandemic started.

According to the latest figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), this is the first time deaths from the novel virus have crossed the 200-mark.

At least, 4,487 fresh cases have reported in the last 24 hours while the death toll has surged to 17,530. The number of confirmed cases stands at 810,231.

In the past 24 hours, as many as 4,678 patients have recovered from Covid-19 while the total recoveries stand at 704,494. As of Wednesday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 88,207, and the positivity rate recorded at 10.77 percent.

At least 280,356 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 296,144 in Punjab 115,596 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 74,131 in Islamabad, 21,945 in Balochistan, 16,779 in Azad Kashmir, and 5,280 in Gilgit-Baltistan.