Pakistan reports nearly 800 new coronavirus infections, seven deaths
Amid a steady rise being witnessed in the coronavirus infection, another 798 people were tested positive during the past 24 hours (Thursday), raising the over a number of cases in Pakistan to 309,015.
The latest figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre on Friday morning show that the same period also saw seven coronavirus patients dying. As a result, the death toll has now reached 6,444.
Sindh continues to be the most affected province in the country, where 135,246 people have so far contracted the virus. The similar figures for other provinces and regions are: Punjab 98,864, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 37,525, Islamabad 16,324, Balochistan 14,838, Gilgit-Baltistan 3,608 and Azad Kashmir 2,610.
Meanwhile, 348 people fully recovered from the infection caused by the coronavirus during the past 24 hours, thus increasing the overall number of recoveries to 294,740.
It means the number of closed cases [deaths + recoveries] in the country now stands at 301,184.
On the other hand, the active cases have again surged to 7,831 after dipping below the 6,000 level, as more people are contracting the virus in recent days, especially after the reopening of educational institutions.
Of these active cases, 544 patients are in critical condition and being treated in the intensive care units of different hospitals across the country.
As far as the testing is concerned, 37,504 tests were administered in Pakistan during the past 24 hours after which the overall number increased to 3,344,019.