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Worsening situation; Pakistan reports 144 COVID-19 related deaths & 5,870 cases

Punjab reported the highest number of casualties during the last 24 hours with 81 death

Worsening situationPakistan Reports 5,870 COVID-19 Related Cases - OyeYeah News

The coronavirus situation is worsening across the country.

During the last 24 hours, Pakistan has reported 144 Covid related deaths, the 3rd highest figure of this year.

According to  National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 5,870 new infections were reported during the said period while the positivity ratio remained at 10.90 percent.

The death toll due to pandemic has now reached 16,842.

In Pakistan, there are now 84,976 active cases, meanwhile, the condition of 59 patients is stated to be critical.

The country also reported 5,685 coronavirus recoveries during the last 24 hours.

Punjab reported the highest number of casualties during the last 24 hours with 81 deaths, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 39.

Region-wise breakdown of  coronavirus cases and deaths reported during the last 24 hours is as follows:

  • Punjab: 3,032 cases and 81 deaths
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,171 cases and 39 deaths
  • Sindh: 734 cases and 14 deaths
  • Islamabad: 617 cases and 3 deaths
  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 167 cases and 6 deaths
  • Balochistan: 123 cases, and 1 death
  • Gilgit-Baltistan: 26 cases

Earlier in the day, a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC)  was held with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair to review the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country.

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.