Pakistan records COVID positive cases in Bacha Khan International Airport

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

24th Aug, 2021. 03:01 pm

PESHAWAROn Tuesday, at least 23 passengers on multiple inbound international flights landing at Bacha Khan International Airport tested positive for COVID.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and other foreign airlines were among the international flights taken by the 23 COVID positive people.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department verified that all 23 COVID patients have been moved to quarantining facilities in approved local hospitals.

The tests were carried out at the Peshawar airport as the flights arrived today, with 23 people testing positive for COVID.

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) revealed today that COVID took 91 lives in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll in the country to 25,094.

The number of overall confirmed cases in the country has grown to 1,131,659, according to NCOC, following the emergence of 4,075 new infections.

COVID-19 claims more 91 lives in Pakistan; positivity rate recorded at 6.79%

The contagious COVID-19 infection has so far claimed 91 more lives during the past 24 hours in Pakistan, taking the death toll to 25,094.

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has on Tuesday said that the overall confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country have climbed to 1,131,659 after the rise of 4,075 new infections.

Around 1,015,519 have recovered from the pandemic. However, the positivity rate of infections was recorded at 6.79%, NCOC said.

NCOC further said that 5,513 people are in critical condition. Overall 17,336,393 tests have been conducted so far to diagnose the deadly virus in Pakistan.


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