The Weekend Leader - Daily cases, death surging again in Pakistan

Daily cases, death surging again in Pakistan




Pakistan is reporting a slow and steady increase in its daily death and coronavirus case counts, with 1,400 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

As many as 34 more people lost their lives to Covid-19, according to the National Command and Operation Center's daily report issued on Saturday morning. The national death tally since the pandemic started is 22,379, the Geo TV reported.

Currently, the positivity rate stands at 2.91.

This is the third day of more than a 1,000 daily new cases and the fourth consecutive day with a positivity rate over 2 per cent.

The daily coronavirus case load went back over the 1,000 cases in a day mark earlier this week on Thursday after the country had been reporting under a 1,000 cases daily for more than a week before it.

NCOC's data showed that 48,027 tests were conducted on July 2 and 1,400 came back positive for coronavirus.

The total active Covid-19 cases in Pakistan are currently 32,319.

According to a province-wise breakdown, the active cases in Sindh so far are 16,985, in Punjab 16,973, in Khyber Paktunkhwa 9,399, in Islamabad Capital Territory 2,225, in Balochistan 1,121, in Gilgit-Baltistan 634 and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir 690.

At least 906,387 people have recovered so far across Pakistan, making it a significant count. According to NCOC's figures, the total number of cases has reached 961,085.-IANS

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