COVID-19 claims another 37 lives; fresh cases 2,208

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus situation in the country is deteriorating day-by-day as the country recorded 37 deaths and 2,208 cases in the past 24 hours, according to the data shared by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday.
With these 37 new deaths, the national COVID-19 death toll has reached 7,230. So far, a total number of 363,380 people have contracted the disease in the country, whereas a total of 325,788 people have recovered from the virus with 30,362 active cases.
In addition, with 38,544 tests conducted across Pakistan, the positivity rate has reached 5.3 percent. So far, 5,018,483 samples have been tested.
In Punjab, the novel coronavirus claimed 17 more lives and infected 597 people during the past 24 hours. A spokesperson of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department said on Wednesday that 17 more people lost their lives due to COVID-19 in 24 hours, surging the death toll to 2,492 in the province.
He maintained that the province reported record 597 new cases of COVID-19 in a single day in the second wave of the pandemic. The overall tally of people infected with the pandemic has reached 111,137. The count of recuperated patients of the disease in Punjab has reached to 97,789, health department spokesman said.
Meanwhile in a major spike in COVID-19 cases, the Sindh province on Wednesday witnessed over 1,100 cases of the infection, said Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah. – TLTP

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