COVID-19 claims another 30 lives, max since July 30

ISLAMABAD: The country’s coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate as the number of deaths in a single day increased to 30 on November 05 after a gap of over three months.
According to the data shared by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday, a total of 1,376 people tested positive, bringing the number of active coronavirus cases to 16,242 – the highest since August.
Another 30 people succumbed to the disease on the day, bringing the total death toll to 6,923. The last time the daily death toll had crossed the 30 mark was July 29 when 32 deaths were reported.
The total tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 340,251, with 317,086 people have recovered from the disease.
A total of 35,745 tests were carried out for the detection of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours as the country has so far conducted 4,609,513 tests. The positivity rate has dropped to 3.84 percent after nearing 5 percent a couple of days back.
In Punjab, five more people succumbed to coronavirus during the past 24 hours. According to a spokesperson of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, five more people died of Covid-19, taking the death toll in the province to 2,390. The spokesperson maintained that 321 more people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the province in 24 hours.
He said that 312 more people recuperated from the disease during the period and added that the province has registered 105,856 cases of coronavirus so far.
Meanwhile, at least 216 students and teachers tested positive for Covid-19 during the past 24 hours in Karachi’s district East. According to details, a Sindh health department team conducted random Covid-19 testing of students and teachers in the district.
The team had taken samples of 9,158 students and teachers of various government schools. A total of 216 out of 9,158 tests came back positive, confirmed the district health office.
Meanwhile, the global tally of coronavirus cases has reached 49,169,894. A total of 35,071,854 patients have recovered and 1,241,870 have died so far.
The US, the worst-hit country, has 9,926,637 cases. It is followed by India, which has 8,411,724 cases, Brazil has 5,614,258 and Russia has 1,733,440 confirmed cases. Pakistan at present stands at number 28 among the list of countries affected by the coronavirus disease. – TLTP

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