Over 3,345 COVID-19 patients recover in 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) officials have said more than 3,345 patients of coronavirus recovered during the last 24 hours, while two more patients died in the country.

The novel coronavirus claimed two more lives during the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll from the disease to 6,342 across the country.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), during the last 24 hours, 484 new cases of the virus were reported, lifting the number of confirmed cases in the country to 298,509.

As many as 285,898 patients have recovered from the virus in the country with active cases going down to 6,269. 25,384 samples were tested over the past 24 hours, out of which 484 turned out to be positive.

According to NCOC, 1,025 patients are under treatment in 735 hospitals across the country, 85 of whom are on ventilators.

Thus far, Sindh has reported 130,483 confirmed cases of the virus, Punjab 97,116, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 36,591, Balochistan 13,229, Islamabad 15,734, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 2,327 and Gilgit Baltistan 2,979.

On Saturday, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had  announced that for the first time since March 19, not a single individual passed away from COVID-19 in a day. 

However, the chief minister was quick to add that 230 people had tested positive for the virus over the last 24 hours as well, indicating that the disease was not yet over. 

“Not a single death was reported in the province due to coronavirus during the last 24 hours which is a very good sign. It is the first time since March 19 that we have not lost any life because of Coronavirus infection in the province,” he added.

The CM  revealed that 9,738 samples were tested over 24 hours, taking the tally to 130,483, while Saturday proved to be the lucky day when no death was reported.

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