Pakistan reports 548 COVID-19 cases, three deaths

KARACHI: Three more people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus, taking the death toll to 6,373.

According to the statistics released by the National Command and Operations Center, 548 more cases of the coronavirus have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 300,955.

As many as 288,536 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease, pushing the number of active cases down to 6,046. Around 29,534 samples were tested during the previous 24 hours, out of which 584 turned out to be positive.

Thus far, more than 2.8 million tests have been conducted across the country. At present, 1,012 patients are under treatment in 735 hospitals across the country, out of whom 93 are on ventilators.

Till now 131,115 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 97,461 in Punjab, 36,755 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 13,227 in Balochistan, 15,804 in Islamabad, 3,137 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 2,356 in Azad Kashmir.

Furthermore, 2,436 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,213 in Punjab, 1,256 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 145 in Balochistan, 177 in Islamabad, 73 in GB and 65 in Azad Kashmir.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked Pakistan among the top seven countries in the world for dealing with coronavirus epidemics.

The list includes Thailand at number one, Italy at number two, Mongolia at number three, Mauritius at number four, Uruguay at number five, and Pakistan at number six.

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