Pakistan reported 120 coronavirus and 4,109 new infections on Saturday amid a slight decrease in the number of new infections.

With new deaths, the national death toll has reached 18,797, said the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). The number of patients who are in a critical position is 4,986 while the positivity rate is 8.54 per cent.

The daily data issued by NCOC showed that Pakistan carried out 48,103 COVID-19 tests, out of which more than 4,000 returned positive. 

Punjab currently leads the provinces with 316,334 cases, Sindh is second with 290,756 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 123,150 cases, Islamabad 77,684 cases, Balochistan 23,186 cases, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 17,763 cases, and Gilgit Baltistan 5367 cases.

On Thursday, Dr Faisal Sultan, PM’s aide on health, urged people to follow SOPs during Eid, calling it a “very risky period ahead”.

“We are today in the midst of the third wave of the pandemic and while there may be initial signs of some stability in the third wave, these are very early days and this is a very risky period for us with Ramzan is going to end and Eid being just round the corner,” he had said.

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