Pakistan Reports Highest Number of Deaths From COVID-19 Since July

Pakistan has reported 89 more deaths due to the coronavirus within the last twenty-four hours, which is the highest since 4 July when the country had reported 93 fatalities. This has taken the death toll in the country to 8,487, as revealed by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC).


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Sindh and Punjab both reported 41 new fatalities each, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported six deaths, Azad Jammu and Kashmir confirmed one more death, and  Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan reported no deaths in the last twenty-four hours.

The total count of active cases in the country has reportedly reached 44,218, with 2,885 new infections, and the national tally of cases currently stands at 423,179.


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The positivity rate of the COVID-19 cases has escalated to 8.58 percent, with the highest prevalence of the virus in Karachi.

The PCR tests that were conducted in the last twenty-four hours detected a 21.80 percent positivity rate in Karachi, 18.31 percent in Mirpur, and 16 percent in Muzaffarabad.