53 killed, 1383 infected by coronavirus during last 24 hours in Pakistan


Islamabad – June 8 (Online): As many as 53 more people lost their lives to coronavirus in the last 24 hours, pushing the national death tally to 21,376 as per the National Command and Operation Centre’s recent (NCOC) data.
The NCOC tweeted that 1,383 new infections had emerged in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload to 935,013 across the country.
The number of active cases have reached 46,190, with the nationwide recoveries rising to 867,447.
During the last 24 hours, the most deaths occurred in Punjab followed by Sindh. Out of the total 53 deaths, 18 people died on ventilators.
There is no patient on a ventilator in Balochistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to NCOC’s province-wise breakdown, the total number of cases reported in Sindh so far stands at 324,535, in Punjab at 342,805, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 134,781, Islamabad 81,806, Balochistan 25,893, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 19,538, and Gilgit Baltistan 5,655.
Pakistan continues to report a decline in coronavirus cases, with the positivity rate going under 3% for the first time in almost four months on Tuesday.
The last time the country reported a positivity rate below 3% was on February 14 when the positivity rate stood at 2.61%. The positivity rate currently stands at 2.94% across the country.