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Pakistan reports 5,661 Covid-19 cases & 60 deaths

Country's coronavirus positivity rate has surged to 9.06%.

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Pakistan reports 5,661 Covid-19 cases and 60 fatalities in the past 23 hours.

It has the highest number of cases reported since April 23 when 5,908 people had tested positive for coronavirus.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre, 62,462 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours. The total number of cases has increased to 1,053,660 and the death toll is 23,635.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus positivity rate surged to 9.06 %.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir reported the highest daily rise in Covid-19 cases so far this year. 477 new infections have been detected in the region, over the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 25,778.

While Sindh remains the worst-hit province with the fourth wave of COVID-19 as it reported 2,734 coronavirus cases and 29 deaths during the last 24 hours.

Sindh’s COVID-19 cases tally now stands at 392,433 and the death toll has climbed to 6,098.

The region-wise breakdown of reported coronavirus cases and fatalities is as follows:

  • Sindh: 2,734 cases, 29 deaths
  • Punjab: 1,173 cases, 18 deaths
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 623 cases, 8 deaths
  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 477 cases, 2 deaths
  • Islamabad: 441 cases, 1 death
  • Balochistan: 131 cases, 1 death
  • Gilgit Baltistan: 82 cases, 1 death

Furthermore, 6,787 people have recovered from the coronavirus in Pakistan in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total to 952,616, according to the government’s Covid-19 portal.

The country’s recovery rate is 90.4 per cent while 4,050 virus patients are in critical condition.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.