KARACHI: (Web Desk) Pakistan has reported 14 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 330,200. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,759, on Wednesday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 825 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 144,449 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 103,314 in Punjab, 39,189 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,300 in Islamabad, 15,859 in Balochistan, 3,889 in Azad Kashmir and 4,200 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 2,604 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,342 in Punjab, 1,271 in KP, 149 in Balochistan, 214 in Islamabad, 92 in GB and 87 in Azad Kashmir.
Pakistan has so far conducted 4,347,155 coronavirus tests and 29,477 in last 24 hours. 311,814 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 611 patients are in critical condition.
COVID-19 claims 7 more lives, infects 316 others
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that seven more people of Coronavirus died lifting the death toll to 2611 and 316 new cases emerged when 9150 samples were tested.
In a statement issued here from CM House on Wednesday, he said that seven more patients lost their lives while struggling against the virus lifting the death toll to 2611 that constituted 1.8 per cent death rate.
Mr Shah said that 9150 samples were tested against which 316 cases were diagnosed that constituted 3.5 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 1,616,946 tests have been conducted which detected 144,765 cases, of them 95 percent or 137,656 have recovered, including 615 overnight.
The CM said that currently 4,498 patients of coronavirus were under treatment, of them 4214 in home isolation, four at isolation centers and 280 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 165 patients was stated to be critical, including 28 shifted to ventilators.
According to CM, out of 316 new cases of coronavirus, 231 have been detected from Karachi, including 76 from Central, 57 South, 43 East, 20 each from Korangi and West and 15 from Malir. Hyderabad has 13 cases, Jamshoro five, Sujawal four, Jacobabad, Larkana and Sukkur three each, Ghotki, Kambar and Mirpurkhas two each, Badin, Dadu, Kashmore, Khairpur, Matiari, Naushehroferoze, Shikarpur, Thatta and Umerkot have one case each.