Pakistan has reported 104 new coronavirus fatalities– the death toll has risen to 19,856 — amid the third wave of the deadly virus.
This is the second consecutive day that the country reported over 100 deaths.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said that during the past 24 hours, 41,771 people were tested for the virus, taking the total number of tests conducted across the country to 12,552,339. Out of these, 3,256 came out positive, taking the number of cases to 886,184 since Feb last year.
In a province-wise breakdown, Sindh has reported 301,247 cases, Punjab 329,913, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 127,609, Islamabad 79,552, Balochistan 24,064, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 18,360, and Gilgit-Baltistan 5,439.
There are now 66,377 active COVID-19 cases in the country out of which 4,549 are critical cases. The coronavirus positivity ratio is now 7.79 per cent. During the last 24 hours, 4,440 more people recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries to 799,951.