As the second wave of the Coronavirus spread its tentacles across Pakistan, the death toll from the deadly infection has neared 9,000. Simultaneously the total number of cases is also close to half a million on Sunday. The country reported 72 deaths in the last 24 hours (Saturday) by the novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases climbed up to 438,425. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 8,796.
The latest data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre on Sunday morning showed that 3,369 persons tested positive for the Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
Till now 194,359 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 127,212 in Punjab, 52,092 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 34,579 in Islamabad, 17,737 in Balochistan, 7,663 in Azad Kashmir and 4,783 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Meanwhile, the highest positivity rate of Covid-19 cases was recorded in Karachi at 18.92 per cent in the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Centre was informed on Sunday. While the countrywide positivity ratio stands at 7.98pc, the number of critically ill
Covid-19 patients has risen to 2,471 with 72 succumbing to the infection during the previous 24 hours. Sindh recorded the highest Covid-19 positivity ratio at 12.13pc, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 11.68pc, Balochistan 9.30pc, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 8.78pc, Islamabad 4.68pc, Punjab 4.39pc and Gilgit Baltistan 1.98pc.