Pakistan reports 4,858 new cases, 40 deaths amid Covid-19 surge

09:11 AM | 2 Aug, 2021
Pakistan reports 4,858 new cases, 40 deaths amid Covid-19 surge
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ISLAMABAD – At least 40 people lost their lives to COVID-19 in Pakistan over the past 24 hours while around 4,858 people tested positive for the novel disease in the last 24 hours, NCOC said Monday.

According to the latest figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the death toll has surged to 23,462 while the number of confirmed cases stands at 1,039,695.

In the past 24 hours, as many as 1,361 patients have recovered from the deadly virus while the total recoveries stand at 943,020. As of Monday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 73,213 while the national positivity stands at 8.61 percent.

At least 385,414 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 357,735 in Punjab 144,848 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 88,093 in Islamabad, 30,502 in Balochistan, 24,891 in Azad Kashmir, and 8,212 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Moreover, 11,067 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 6,021 in Sindh, 4,468 in KP, 803 in Islamabad, 628 in Azad Kashmir, 328 in Balochistan, and 147 in Gilgit Baltistan.

The health facilities across the country conducted 56,414 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 16,108,532 since the first case was reported.

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