Coronavirus kills eight, infects 672 more in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 10:28 AM, 29 Sep, 2020
Coronavirus kills eight, infects 672 more in Pakistan

As the global death toll from the coronavirus topped one million, Pakistan recorded eight more Covid-19 deaths during the past 24 hours (Monday), pushing the toll from the disease to 6,474.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data released on Tuesday morning, 32,665 samples were tested for the coronavirus during the past 24 hours (Monday), out of which 672 tested positive, taking the number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan to 311,516 with the addition of the new infections.

Thus far, 296,340 patients have recuperated with the inclusion of 318 people recovering their health in the past 24 hours.

The number of active Covid-19 cases stands at 8,702. More than 3.4 million tests have been conducted across the country.  As many as 681 patients are under treatment at various hospitals across the country, out of whom 80 are on ventilators.

So far, Sindh has reported 136,395 coronavirus cases, Punjab 99,292, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 37,727, Balochistan 15,177, Islamabad 16,532, Gilgit Baltistan 3,730, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir 2,663.

KP health minister tests positive

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance and Health Minister Taimur Jhagra announced that he has gone into isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. The KP health minister, in a tweet, said that he was otherwise “fine and healthy” but had “a slight cough”.

“I will continue to work from home, health permitting, Insha’Allah, and hope to be back as soon as possible,” said Jhagra. He also advised people who had come into contact with him to get themselves tested.

Jhagra is the latest in a long list of politicians to test positive for the coronavirus.