Pakistan reports 2,379 coronavirus cases, 76 deaths in 24 hours

National COVID-19 positivity ratio reaches 11.20 pc

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Islamabad: The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) reported on Monday that the national COVID-19 positive rate has reached 11.20%.

According to details, highest positivity rate of the pandemic was recorded in Swat at 23 percent followed by Peshawar at 22 percent, Nowshera at 19 percent, Lahore at 17 percent and Islamabad at 16 percent.

In Faisalabad and Rawalpindi, 15% of the tests returned positive, while in Malakand, Multan, Sargodha and Sialkot, the positive rate reached 12%.

Earlier, Pakistan reported 41 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and the number of positive cases surged to 659,116. On Monday, the death toll across the country jumped to 14,256.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 4,525 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 6,229 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,491 in Sindh, 2,283 in KP, 559 in Islamabad, 344 in Azad Kashmir, 206 in Balochistan, and 103 in GB.

Furthermore 264,889 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 215,227 in Punjab 85,531 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 56,450 in Islamabad, 19,525 in Balochistan, 12,484 in Azad Kashmir and 5,010 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 10,107,095 coronavirus tests and 40,369 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 598,197 coronavirus patients, while 3,055 patients are in critical condition.

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