A Muslim man (R) checks the body temperature of a worshipper arriving to offer the first Friday prayers at a mosque during Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore on May 1, 2020. (Photo by ARIF ALI / AFP)

Positivity rate in Pakistan went up on Saturday as the country reported 3,842 new coronavirus infections during the last 24 hours.

The country’s COVID-19 positivity rate now stands at 7.1 percent.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) statistics, 53,527 people were tested across the country.

The latest NCOC stats also showed that the nationwide death toll from coronavirus has risen to 24,923 after 75 more people lost their lives to the disease during the past 24 hours.

With the fresh count of 3,842 infections, the nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases has reached 1,123,812.

In addition to this, as many as 1,009,555 people have recovered from the virus so far while the number of active cases is 89,334.

Meanwhile, Punjab reported 1,286 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, up from 1,080 a day earlier, taking the tally of infections to 379,574. The province also confirmed 22 fatalities, taking its death toll to 11,527.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has detected 653 new infections in the province in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 156,365. It has also confirmed 22 more fatalities, raising its death toll to 4,772.

Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir have collectively reported 533 Covid-19 infections and seven fatalities.


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