COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Twenty-five more coronavirus-related fatalities were reported in the country during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the disease to 6,968, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
The NCOC said that 1,436 fresh infections emerged during this period, lifting the national tally of cases to 343,189. Around 32,350 samples were tested during the last twenty-four hours.
There are a total of 17,804 active cases of the coronavirus as 318,417 patients have so far recuperated from the disease.
So far, Sindh has reported 149,542 cases, followed by Punjab reporting 106,577 cases while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 40,397, Balochistan 16,055, Islamabad 21,557, Gilgit Baltistan 4,358 and Azad Jammu and Kashmir has reported 4,703 cases.
A total of 669 of the patients under treatment in hospitals across the country are said to be in critical condition.
In Punjab, as many as 369 new cases of the coronavirus surfaced during the past 24 hours, pushing the provincial tally of infections to 165,077. According to a spokesperson for the Primary and Secondary Health Department, eight more people succumbed to the highly contagious infections, lifting the total number of people dying from the disease in the province to 2,407. -TLTP