Pakistan reports seven new coronavirus deaths
Seven more deaths caused by the coronavirus were recorded in Pakistan during the past 24 hours (Friday), raising the overall tally to 6,451, shows the latest figures shares by National Command and Operation Centre on Saturday morning.
However, the number of new cases found stood 566 unlike the last two days when the virus was detected in around 800 people.
With the addition of these latest cases, the total number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Pakistan since the pandemic outbreak has now increased to 309,581.
The same period saw another 593 people fully recovering from the infection, which means a total of 295,333 coronavirus patients have so far overcome the deadly disease.
As of Friday (the past 24 hours), the total number of closed cases [recoveries + deaths] in the country has increased to 301,784.
On the other hand, there are 7,797 active cases currently in the country. Out of these, 576 are in a critical condition and being treated in intensive care units of different hospitals.
As far as the testing is concerned, 40,167 tests were administered in Pakistan during the past 24 hours after which the overall number increased to 3,384,186.
Sindh continues to be most affected province in the country, where 135,488 people have so far contracted the virus. The similar figures for other provinces and regions are: Punjab 98,941, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 37,588, Islamabad 16,367, Balochistan 14,932, Gilgit-Baltistan 3,635 and Azad Kashmir 2,630.
Currently, Pakistan is the 19th most affected country in the world while it is seventh on the list in Asia.