Uptick in Covid-19 cases continues as positivity ratio reaches 7.53%

By: 24 News      Published: 09:57 AM, 29 Jul, 2021
Uptick in Covid-19 cases continues as positivity ratio reaches 7.53%

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken another 76 lives as the positivity ratio has reached 7.53% during the past 24 hours, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

As per the statistics of the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) released on Thursday, the number of total corona tests conducted during the last 24 hours was 59,707 and the number of positive cases was 4,497. The infectivity ratio remained 7.53% and 76 people succumbed to the virus.

 The total number of cases in Punjab is 354,904; in Sindh 374,434; in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 142,799; in Balochistan 30,019; and in Azad Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan the number of cases was 23,631 / 7,935.

The statistics revealed that the total number of confirmed cases in Pakistan is 1,020,324 so far and the total number of deaths that occurred since the pandemic hit Pakistan is 23,209. 

The number of total tests that have been conducted so far is 15,878,471 and the recovered cases are 937,354 and the number of critical cases is 3,084. 

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 Input from AFP