With 2,900 new cases, Pak Corona tally crosses 500,000 46 more patients succumb to virus


Staff Reporter


Forty-six deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours by the novel Coronavirus and the number of positive cases surged to 502,416. The tally of fatalities jumped to 10,644 on Sunday.
The number of novel coronavirus infections in Pakistan crossed the 500,000 mark on Sunday with 2,899 new cases being reported in the past 24 hours.
Data issued by the National Command and Operations Centre showed that the pace of the pandemic has quickened with 20,598 more cases in just nine days since the new year started.
Thus far, Sindh has reported 225,509 cases, Punjab 144,909, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 61,148, Balochistan 18,373, Islamabad 39,120, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 8,478, and Gilgit Baltistan 4,879.
The most number of cases was recorded in Sindh with 1,505 new infections, followed by 798 cases in Punjab, 397 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 150 in Islamabad, 27 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 22 in Balochistan.
With 18 people succumbing to the virus, Punjab saw the most deaths while Sindh was second with 14, followed by KP with 10 deaths and Balochistan one.
The tally of active Covid-19 cases in Pakistan on Sunday reached 34,803 as 2,899 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 1,524 people recovered from it.
Around 3,693 perished in Sindh among 14 of them died on Saturday, 11 of them died in hospital and three out of the hospital and 4,260 in Punjab had died with 18 deaths in past 24 hours, 16 of them perished in the hospital and two out of the hospital on Saturday. Further, 1,718 in KP where 10 of them died in hospital on Saturday, 439 in ICT where three of them died in the hospital on Saturday, 188 in Balochistan where one of them died in hospital on Saturday.

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