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Sunday Aug 02 2020
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Web Desk

Pakistan records lowest single-day death toll from COVID-19

By
Web Desk
Pakistan reports six deaths in the last 24 hours. Photo: AFP

Pakistan recorded the lowest single-day death toll Sunday since April with six patients succumbing to the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the number of fatalities to 5,976, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Three of the deaths were reported in Sindh, two in Punjab and one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, read the NCOC update. The previous lowest death toll in the country was recorded on April 17 when eight people lost the battle against the virus.

While in the span of 24 hours, 553 people have tested positive for the virus while the number of recoveries totals to 248,577 patients.

Over 14,003 tests were conducted on August 1.

Furthermore, out of 1859 ventilators allocated for COVID-19 patients, 225 ventilators are occupied across the country.

Pakistan recorded eight fatalities on April 17.

It is pertinent to mention that there is no patient on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan.

So far a total of 279,699 cases have been detected in Pakistan, 2,086 in AJK, 11,762 in Balochistan, 2,157 in GB, 15,052 in Islamabad, 34,160 in Khyber Paktunkhwa, 93,173 in Punjab and 12,1309 in Sindh.

As of yet, the total active cases in the country stand at 25,146 while 14,003 tests conducted on August 1 pushing the total of conducted tests to 2,010,170.

Meanwhile, 735 hospitals with COVID-19 facilities has 1,618 patients admitted across the country.