Coronavirus pandemic has started to attain alarming proportions again as Pakistan reported on Thursday more than 100 deaths from coronavirus after a nearly three months.

The country last reported more than 100 deaths on May 20, 2021.

According to the data provided on the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) official website, 102 people died due to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the countrywide death tally to 24,187.

According to the NCOC, 59,397 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Of them, 4,934 came back positive.

Meanwhile, the country reported a positivity rate of 8.30 percent.

Health experts have raised concerns over the mushrooming cases as Pakistan has reported 1,085,294 COVID-19 cases so far.

The number of active cases stands at 85,633, with the nationwide recoveries rising to 975,474.

Overall, coronavirus cases across Pakistan haven’t declined or risen significantly, however, Sindh eased lockdown on Monday. Revised COVID-19 restrictions, which will remain enforced till August 31, have been announced by the Sindh government. 

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

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remains third on the list with 150,026 cases while Islamabad reported 92,233; Balochistan 31,341; AJK 28,347 and GB 9,043 new infections.

Yesterday, the NCOC had reduced the interval between both doses of COVID-19 vaccinations from 42 to 28 days in a bid to speed up vaccination drive across the country.


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