Corona claims 74 lives during the last 24 hours in the country

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ISLAMABAD, May 17 (Online): As many as 74 persons died while m 3232 tested positive i n the last 24 hours due to the novel coronavirus in the country on Monday.
The tally of fatalities climbed to 19617 and total number of positive cases reached the mark of 880362 due to corona virus on Monday.

According ot National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) statistics the positivity ratio stood at 8.8o percent in the last 24 hours.
36,725 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours bringing the total number of tests currently to 12,480,767.
The number of patients who are stated to be in critical condition stand at 4,443 patients.
Punjab reported positive cases as 327,362 cases , Sindh 299,194 , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 127,038, Balochistan 23,866 cases, .Islamabad 79,221 cases, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) 5,423 cases and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) reported 18,258 cases respectively.
Meanwhile, all markets and shops will remain open till 8 p.m. from today (Monday).
According to NCOC, all offices will also resume normal working hours with 50 percent of staff.
However, the ban on tourism will continue till further notice.
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