ISLAMABAD: The daily positivity ratio of coronavirus cases in the country reached eight percent on Friday after 3,449 new cases emerged during the last 24 hours.
According to the daily data available on the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) website, another 40 deaths have been reported in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases have surged to 619,259. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 13,757 on Friday.
As per the statistics, about 813 patients have recovered from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 578,314. Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Most casualties have been reported in Punjab.
Till now 262,503 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 193,054 in Punjab, 77,972 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,290 in Balochistan, 50,096 in Islamabad, 11,377 in Azad Kashmir and 4,967 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Besides, 5,919 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,473 in Sindh, 2,196 in KP, 202 in Balochistan, 536 in Islamabad, 328 in Azad Kashmir and 103 in GB.
According to the NCOC data, the total number of coronavirus patients in the federal capital city Islamabad is 50, 096 and so far 536 deaths have been reported. The daily positivity ratio of coronavirus cases in Islamabad reached 8.5 percent on Friday, the highest in the current year.
During the last 24 hours, 620 Covid-19 cases were reported, surging the overall number of cases in Islamabad to 50,096. According to Islamabad District Health Officer Dr Zaeem Zia, the coronavirus positivity rate in the capital rose to 8.5 percent. The DHO said 51 percent of the ventilators reserved for the critical patients of coronavirus are currently under use.
Pakistan has so far conducted 9,691,087 coronavirus tests and 42,845 in the last 24 hours. 578,314 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,064 patients are in critical condition.
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