153 people succumb to Corona 4787 frontline health workers have tested positive


Staff Reporter


Pakistan has confirmed 153 deaths, highest count in a single day, by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 171,666. The nationwide tally of fatalities jumped to 3,382 on Saturday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center, 6,604 persons have been tested positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours.
Till now 65,163 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 64,216 in Punjab, 20,790 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9,162 in Balochistan, 10,279 in Islamabad, 1,253 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 803 in Azad Kashmir.
Coronavirus continued to take a toll on healthcare workers across the country as 116 of them tested positive for Covid-19 during the last 24 hours.
According to a report prepared by the NIH, Islamabad, showed that the overall health workers affected by the virus have reached to 4,787.
“The virus-affectees within the past 24-hours included 80 doctors, 11 nurses and 25 paramedics,” the report said.
Further highlighting the number of medics affected by the infection, it reported that 2910 doctors have so far tested positive, followed by 577 nurses and 1300 other health workers.