42 more die as Covid-19 cases hit four-month high with 2,843 infections

ISLAMABAD: The number of coronavirus cases has been increasing consistently for the last few weeks as the country witnessed the highest single-day tally in four months on Friday, according to the data provided by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday.

The NCOC said that 2,843 more people tested positive for the coronavirus during the last twenty-four hours, bringing the total number to 371,508. The country also reported 42 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours - the highest since mid-July. This brings the country's death toll to 7,603.

A total of 42,752 tests were conducted across the country during the last twenty-four hours. The positivity rate has increased up to 6.65 percent in Pakistan. So far 5,141,403 samples have been tested.

So far 328,931 patients have recovered from the virus while the number of active cases stands at 34,974. Over 17,000 COVID cases have been reported across the country in past week while more than 490 lives lost. Around 1,613 patients are in critical condition.

The number of Covid-19 patients in Sindh has reached 161,028, Punjab has recorded 113,457 cases, 43,730 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 26,177 in Islamabad and 16,699 cases have been recorded in Balochistan to date. - TLTP �������������������������������������������������������