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Death toll from COVID-19 in Pakistan exceeds 24,000

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded as many as 86 more deaths from coronavirus over the last 24 hours, pushing the national death tally to 24,004 Tuesday morning as the country battles the fourth wave of the pandemic.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) statistics, 49,506 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours. Of these, 3,884 came back positive.

However, the positivity rate now stands at 7.84%, said the NCOC stats.

The number of deaths from coronavirus in the country has crossed 24,000 and reached 24,004 and the total number of cases has reached 1,075,504.

In addition to this, 2,669 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 967,073, while the number of active cases is 84,427.

Minor drop in daily COVID-19 cases

A day earlier, it was reported that Pakistan had been recording a slow decline in its daily COVID-19 numbers over the last few days.

According to NCOC’s stats, the positivity rate, daily cases and deaths fell Monday. There is a small downward trend in daily numbers, however, active cases continue to increase with the latest figure recorded at 84,427 cases.

Overall, coronavirus cases across Pakistan haven’t declined significantly, however, Sindh lifted its lockdown Monday. Revised COVID-19 restrictions, which will last till August 31, have been announced by the Sindh government. 

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