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Monday 20th March 2023 / 27 Syaaban 1444

Pakistan becomes 11th most-affected country by coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday edged past Italy to become the 11th worst-hit country by the COVID-19 pandemic, powered by a surge in new infections across the country.
According to the NCOC, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 243,559 in Pakistan, while the death toll stands at 5058.
The coronavirus recoveries in the country are now above 149,000 while more than 2,751 cases of coronavirus were reported in the past 24 hours.
According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), around  75 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.
As many as 8929 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 149,092. Around 23,255 tests were conducted in the past one day.

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The breakdown, as per the reports, stated that AJK currently has 1485 cases, Balochistan 11,099 cases, Gilgit Baltistan reported 1,619, Islamabad 13,829 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 29,406 cases, Punjab 85,261 cases and Sindh is the worst affected province with 100,900 cases of the virus.
Out of a total of 5058 deaths, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 1,063 deaths, Sindh 1,677, Balochistan 125, Gilgit-Baltistan 34, Punjab 1,972, Azad Kashmir 41 and Islamabad Capital Territory has reported 146 death.
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