Seven more die of corona in Pakistan


Staff Reporter


Pakistan reported 498 new cases of the novel coronavirus during the previous 24 hours, taking the national tally of infections to 297,512.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre, seven more people succumbed to the deadly virus during this period, lifting the death toll from the disease to 6,335.
As many as 282,268 patients have recovered from the coronavirus in the
country with active cases going down to 8,909.
Thus far, Sindh has reported 130,041 confirmed cases of the virus, Punjab 97,044, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 36,414, Balochistan 13,045, Islamabad 15,714, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 2,306 and Gilgit Baltistan 2,948.
In a statement, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said the government has adopted a comprehensive strategy to control the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus cases have decreased but the virus has not been eliminated completely from the country, he added.
He urged people to continue adopting the SOPs until vaccine of the oronavirus is introduced.
Punjab has reported 61 coronavirus cases and one death during the last 24 hours. The provincial total has risen to 97,044 while the death toll is 2,206. Balochistan has reported 110 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the provincial tally to 13,045.

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