Number of Pakistan coronavirus fatalities drop in 24 hours
A doctor is being administered coronavirus vaccine in Lahore.–AFP
There was a significant decline in the number of coronavirus deaths in Pakistan during the last 24 hours (Wednesday) as 31 people lost their lives whereas 1,508 fresh cases were reported from throughout the country, showed the figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Thursday morning.
As per the latest NCOC statistics, the death toll has surged to 11,833 with the addition of 31 new cases while the number of confirmed cases stood at 550,540 with the addition of 1,508 new infections. Pakistan posted 56 deaths a day earlier, As of Thursday, the total count of active cases in the country was 32,889. The national positivity ratio is dropped to 3.41 percent.
During the past 24 hours (Wednesday), as many as 1,772 patients have recovered from the virus and 1,971 patients were still in critical condition. The number of total recoveries stood at 505,818.
As usual, Sindh remained the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab and other provinces.
So far, 248,919 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 159,311 in Punjab, 67,803 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 41,655 in Islamabad, 18,840 in Balochistan, 9,100 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 4,912 in Gilgit Baltistan.
As many as 4,821 individuals have lost their lives to Covid-19 in Punjab, 4,036 in Sindh, 1,931 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 478 in Islamabad, 269 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 196 in Balochistan and 102 in Gilgit Baltistan.
The national immunisation drive against novel Covid-19 started on Wednesday across Pakistan. The first tranche of the vaccine has reached all federating units, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and the frontline health workers are being vaccinated in the first phase.
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With inputs from AFP.