Pakistan reports 5 deaths, 799 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours

The South Asian country carried out the highest number of coronavirus tests on Wednesday

03:56 PM | 24 Sep, 2020
Pakistan reports 5 deaths, 799 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours
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LAHORE – Pakistan has recorded five deaths and 7, 388 new cases of Covid-19 during last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Thursday.

Latest statistics show that 799 new cases of coronavirus surfaced in the country after the tests of 42,299 people during the last twenty-four hours. They said that there were now 7,388 active cases in Pakistan.

It was the highest number of tests of COVID-19 carried out in the country in one day, according to Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiative Asad Umar.

In a tweet, he added that the positivity ratio continued to be stable at below 2 percent.

Asad said that the significant build up in COVID testing was done to carry out sentinel testing at educational institutions in order to identify early trends, if any.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 134,845 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 98,686 in Punjab, 37,470 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16,288 in Islamabad, 14,765 in Balochistan, 2,591 in Azad Kashmir and 3,572 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 2,471 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,229 in Punjab, 1,258 in KP, 145 in Balochistan, 181 in Islamabad, 83 in GB and 70 in Azad Kashmir.