Pakistan logs 114 coronavirus deaths
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Pakistan has recorded deaths of 114 more people due to Covid-19, a record during the third wave of coronavirus pandemic, whereas 5,050 fresh cases were reported during the last 24 hours (Saturday), showed figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday morning.
As per the NCOC statistics, after the addition of 114 more deaths, the toll has now surged to 15,443 whereas the number of total confirmed cases stood at 721,018, after adding 5,050 new ones.
During the past 24 hours (Saturday), 4,139 patients have recovered from the coronavirus while the total recoveries stood at 631,700. As of Sunday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 73,078 and the positivity rate stood at 10.96 percent.
As many as 268,750 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 248,438 in Punjab, 98,301 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 65,700 in Islamabad, 20,241 in Balochistan, 14,461 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 5,127 in Gilgit Baltistan.
As many as 6,972 individuals have lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab, 4,529 in Sindh, 2,618 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 607 in Islamabad, 399 in Azad Kashmir, 215 in Balochistan and 103 in Gilgit Baltistan.
The health facilities across the country conducted 46,066 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 10,734,96 since the first case was reported early last year.
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With inputs from AFP.