COVID-19: Pakistan death toll crosses 9000 after single day fatalities hit 105

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Dec, 2020. 10:23 am
Pakistan Coronavirus death toll

The total death toll of Pakistan due to the novel coronavirus has passed 9000 mark after 105 fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 2731 new cases were reported in a single day taking the national caseload to 445,977. At least 388,598 patients have recovered from the deadly disease. The active cases in the country are 48,369.

The current positivity ratio in the country is around 7.12 per cent, with the highest recorded in Hyderabad at 22.45 per cent.

The country is experiencing the second wave of the deadly virus. The government has ordered schools to shut down, and indoor dining at restaurants has been banned.

On the other hand, Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho has asked the federal government to apprise the provinces on vaccination programmes that will begin in Pakistan.

The provincial government needs the help of the Centre to successfully conduct the immunisation campaign, Dr Pechuho said in a letter.

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