Coronavirus kills 17 Pakistanis, infects 730 in one day

People wearing face masks shop at a bazaar in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Aug 12 (INP): Pakistan on Wednesday reported 17 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 285,921. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,129.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 730 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.

Province-wise Details

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 124,556 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 94,715 in Punjab, 34,859 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,296 in Islamabad, 11,956 in Balochistan, 2,157 in Azad Kashmir and 2,382 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 2,290 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,177 in Punjab, 1,235 in KP, 138 in Balochistan, 172 in Islamabad, 58 in GB and 59 in Azad Kashmir.

Tests and Recoveries

Pakistan has so far conducted 2,186,442 coronavirus tests and 20,631 in last 24 hours. 263,193 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 785 patients are in critical condition.

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