Pakistan coronavirus death toll hits 7,000 mark
The toll from coronavirus reached 7,000 in Pakistan as 23 more deaths were reported on Tuesday. The total number of cases has now reached 346,476.
Daily deaths started rising again in mid-October after which Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr Faisal Sultan announced that the country was experiencing the second wave of the virus.
The positivity rate of the coronavirus was 5.13 on Tuesday, the highest after August 5 when it was 5.67. The death rate from the virus, on the other hand, has increased to 2%.
In the last 24 hours, 1,637 new cases were reported countrywide. The highest number of cases were reported in Sindh followed by Punjab. Here’s the province-wise breakdown of cases:
- Sindh 150,834
- Punjab 107,329
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 40,843
- Islamabad 22,110
- Balochistan 16,152
- Azad Jammu and Kashmir 4,830
- Gilgit-Baltistan 4,378