Pakistan records third consecutive day free of coronavirus fatality


Pakistan has registered the third consecutive coronavirus death-free day with all other indicators also nosediving indicating that the Covid-19 pandemic was taking its last breaths in the country.

The number of single-day infections also dropped to 148 which is new lowest in many months from the coronavirus pandemic during the last 24 hours, showed the figures released by the National Institute of Health Pakistan on Wednesday morning.

As per the latest NIH data, the death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged for the third continuous day at 30,361, whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,525,923 after adding the fresh 148 cases. During the last 24 hours (Tuesday), 26,413 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 0.56 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 310.

During the last 24 hours, as many as 212 patients have recovered from the virus whereas the total recoveries stood at 1,486,464. As of Wednesday, the total count of active cases in the country was recorded at 9,098. As many as 575,949 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 505,224 in Punjab, 219,173 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 135,103 in Islamabad, 35,478 in Balochistan, 43,281 in Azad Kashmir.—INP

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