No letup in coronavirus onslaught as 39 more succumb to virus

By: News Desk      Published: 10:18 AM, 27 Jul, 2021
No letup in coronavirus onslaught as 39 more succumb to virus

Coronavirus onslaught is not showing any signs of abating as 39 more succumbed to the virus and 3,262 new positive cases of the infection have been reported in the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre data released on Tuesday, 49,412 tests were conducted and the positive case were 3,262 during the last 24 hours. The positivity ratio remained at 6.6%.

As many as 369,245 coronavirus cases have so far been reported in Sindh. There were 353,695 confirmed cases in Punjab, 142,139 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 85,947 in Islamabad, 29,681 in Balochistan, 23,203 in Azad Kashmir and 7,798 cases were reported in Gilgit Baltistan during the last 24 hours.

The number of total administered doses of Covid-19 vaccine across the country was 25,432,173 and the total vaccine jabs that were administered during the last 24 hours were 517,214


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Reporter Saghir Chaudhry and input from AFP