Pakistan: COVID-19 Claims More 102 Lives, Number Of Cases Soared To 1,085,294

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

12th Aug, 2021. 11:02 am
Pakistan COVID-19

Pakistan has recorded 102 more COVID-19 deaths during the past 24 hours, taking the country’s overall death toll to 24,187, after recording the highest deaths in the last three months. 

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said that the country’s number of overall confirmed cases has soared to 1,085,294 after the rise of 4,934 new infections.

Overall 975,474 have recovered from the pandemic. The disastrous disease has so far claimed 102 more lives across Pakistan in the last 24 hours, the NCOC said, adding that 4,584 people are in critical condition.

Moreover, overall 16,675,527 tests have been conducted so far to diagnose the deadly virus in Pakistan including 59,397 in the past 24 hours.

Sindh province is the most affected region of the country with 406,109 infections. Whereas, Punjab province has reported 368,195 cases.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) remains third on the list with 150,026 cases. Islamabad, 92,233, Balochistan, 31,341, AJK, 28,347 and GB have reported 9,043 new infections, so far.

On the other hand, the Sindh government has lifted the lockdown in the province on Monday and has also revised COVID-19 restrictions, which will last till August 31.

Additionally, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has expressed deep concern over the rapidly growing number of doctors infected with the coronavirus.

According to the details, the number of COVID-19 cases, which exceeded 5,000 last week, has dropped by almost 20%.

The NCOC data shows that 86 deaths and 3,884 cases were reported in a single day and the number of active cases till August 10 was 84,427 while the level of positive cases at the national level was 7.84%.

An official from the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) said on condition of anonymity that the Sindh government had played a key role in reducing the number of cases.

“Unfortunately, the cases were doubling overnight and Karachi was the most affected city. However, the implementation of lockdown by the Sindh government has stopped the increase in the number of cases and the rate of positive cases in the province,” he said.

Later, the NCOC also decided to impose sanctions, which led to a decrease in the number of cases across the country.

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