Pakistan logs 44 deaths, 4,119 positive cases of Covid-19

By: 24 News
Published: 10:07 AM, 28 Jul, 2021
Pakistan logs 44 deaths, 4,119 positive cases of Covid-19
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The fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic is getting stronger each passing day after the conclusion of Eidul Azha festival as 44 deaths occurred across the country due to coronavirus during the past 24 hours, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre on Wednesday, the total tests which were conducted during the last 24 hours were 52,291 and the number of positive cases was 4,119. So, the infectivity ratio stays at 7.8% with 44 people lost their lives to the virus. 

According to the data of National Health Institute of Pakistan, the total number of infected people across the country was 1,015,827 and total number of deaths occurred so far is 23,133. The number of those who have recovered so far is 935,742. 

Provincewide data shows that total number of confirmed cases in Punjab is 354,312; in Sindh 371,762; in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 142,400; in Balochistan 29,861; in Islamabad 86,226 and in Azad Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan the total number of positive cases is 23,370 / 7,896.


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 Input from the AFP