Pakistan records spike in corona deaths

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Pakistan has recorded a spike in coronavirus deaths as 75 fatalities were reported during the last 24 hours as the death toll from Covid-19 has now crossed the 13,000 mark, showed figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

As the number of fatalities has been hovering around 50 for past many days, it shot up during the last 24 hours (Tuesday) as 75 people lost their lives to coronavirus whereas 1,388 fresh cases were reported across Pakistan, taking the number of total confirmed cases to 583,916.

During the past 24 hours (Tuesday), 6,849 patients have recovered from the virus while the total recoveries stood at 554,225.

The total count of active cases in Pakistan now stood at 16,648. As many as 258,679 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 173,395 in Punjab, 72,801 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 44,690 in Islamabad, 19,076 in Balochistan, 10,319 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 4,956 in Gilgit Baltistan.

As many as 5,441 individuals have so far lost their lives to the pandemic in Punjab, 4,372 in Sindh, 2,091 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 501 in Islamabad, 306 in Azad Kashmir, 200 in Balochistan and 102 in Gilgit Baltistan. A total of 32,945 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours while 9,055,069 samples have been tested so far.