53 coronavirus deaths, 1,302 new cases recorded in Pakistan

Staff Reporter

Pakistan on Friday recorded 53 more coronavirus related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 11,886. According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre, the Covid-19 has claimed 53 more lives and 1,302 fresh infections were reported.

During this period, as many as 1,684 patients have recovered from the virus in a day and 1,903 patients are still in critical condition.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre, with fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 551,842.
A total of 37,020 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 507,502 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 8,122,447 samples have been tested thus far.

So far Sindh province has reported 249,498 cases of the coronavirus. 159,705 have been reported in Punjab, 68,004 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,844 in Balochistan, 41,734 Covid-19 cases in Islamabad and 9,144, 4,913 cases of the deadly virus have been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan respectively.

According to the Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, seven more patients succumbed to the deadly virus as the death toll surged to 4,066.

At least 394 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Punjab during the past 24 hours, taking the provincial tally to 159,705. According to the Punjab Primary and Secondary Health Care Department, at least 19 more patients succumbed to the pandemic as the total reached 4,840. The department added that at least 145,681 patients had recovered from the deadly virus as of yet.