Coronavirus claims 135 lives in a day & infects 2,566 more

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus claimed 135 more lives while 2,566 new cases emerged during the last 24 hours, said the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday.
According to the NCOC, the country’s death toll climbed to 19,752 after 135 more people succumbed to the deadly disease. The new coronavirus cases have taken the country’s COVID-19 tally to 882,928.
The NCOC said that the national coronavirus positivity ratio stands at 8.61 percent, as 29,801 COVID-19 tests were carried out, out of which 2,566 returned positive. Meanwhile, 2,989 patients recovered from the deadly disease in a day taking total recoveries to 795,511. According to NCOC, total active COVID-19 cases across the country were reported to be 67,665.
Punjab currently leads the provinces and federating units in most cases with 328,775 cases, Sindh is second with 299,913 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 127,224 cases, Islamabad 79,371 cases, Balochistan 23,931 cases, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 18,286 cases, and Gilgit Baltistan 5,428 cases.
Punjab reported 89 more deaths from the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours, taking the provincial tally to 9,500. According to the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, 1,413 fresh infections were detected during the same period, raising the number of confirmed cases to 328,775.
A total of 12,972 samples were tested, out of which 1,413 were declared positive. Of the 1,413 new cases, Lahore reported 400, Sargodha 115, Bahawalpur 102, Faisalabad 90, and Rawalpindi 193. – TLTP

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