Pakistan reports 48 deaths, 2,435 new Corona cases

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Pakistan reported 48 new deaths and 2,435 infections from Coronavirus. The country conducted 38,369 tests with a positivity ratio of 6.35 percent during the last 24 hours, according to the figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
With the addition of 2,435 new infections, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 497,510 after conducting 7,002,706 tests. Of the total cases, Punjab has 143,511 patients, Sindh 222,999, Balochistan 18,314, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 60,536, Islamabad 38,842, Gilgit Baltistan 4,878 and Azad Kashmir 8,430.
The number of total deaths has risen to 10,558 after adding 48 new ones while the number of recoveries stands at 453,828 after an increase of 3,313.
There are currently 33,124 active cases of Covid-19 in the country, with the NCOC saying 2,285 of them are in critical condition.
According to the latest NCOC figures, as of January 8, the highest positivity ratio was recorded in Karachi 17.06 percent, Peshawar 12.59 percent and Hyderabad 10.95 percent.
The positivity ratio in various federating units was: AJK 6.39%, Balochistan is 2.80%, GB 1.28%, Islamabad 3.45%, KP 5.50%, Punjab 4.57% and Sindh 10.15%.
On Friday, Punjab authorities reported 18 deaths due to the coronavirus, raising total casualties to 4,221. The province now has 143,511 confirmed cases; it reported 676 new infections after conducting 14,804 tests, a positivity ratio of 4.56 percent. There were 219 new recoveries recorded, leaving 129,321 fully recovered, and 9,969 active cases of the virus.
Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Sindh have now climbed to 222,999; it reported 1,265 new infections on Friday after conducting 12,461 tests, a positivity ratio of 10.15 percent. The province reported 17 new deaths, raising toll to 3,670, while its recoveries rose by 2,385 to 202,034. Overall, the province now has 17,295 active cases of the novel coronavirus.
In the past 24 hours, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has recorded 307 new infections after conducting 5,581 tests, a positivity ratio of 5.5 percent. Overall, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s confirmed cases have climbed to 60,536. It recorded 8 new deaths, raising toll to 1,710, while its recoveries have risen by 356 to 55,728. There are currently 3,098 active cases of Covid-19 in the province.
The Balochistan province on Friday raised its confirmed cases to 18,314 with 14 new infections after conducting 500 tests, a positivity ratio of 2.8 percent. There were no deaths and 10 recoveries in the past 24 hours, leaving 186 fatalities and 17,893 fully recovered. There are now 235 active cases of Covid-19 in the province.
Islamabad on Friday raised its confirmed coronavirus cases by 155 to 38,842 after conducting 4,492 tests; a positivity ratio of 3.45 percent. There were 3 deaths and 315 recoveries in the past 24 hours, leaving 436 casualties; 36,231 recovered; and 2,175 active cases.
Gilgit Baltistan reported four new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday after conducting 312 tests, a positivity ratio of 1.28 percent. It now has 4,878 confirmed cases. The region reported no deaths and five recoveries, leaving 101 fatalities and 4,727 fully recovered people. There are currently 50 active cases of Covid-19 in the region. Azad Kashmir’s confirmed cases rose by 14 to 8,430 after conducting 219 tests, a positivity ratio of 6.39 percent. There were 2 deaths and 23 recoveries in the past 24 hours, leaving 234 fatalities and 7,894 fully recovered. It now has 302 active cases of Covid-19.