40 succumb to COVID-49, 4858 tested positive during last 24 hours


ISLAMABAD, August 02 (Online): 4858 people were infected and 40 casualties were reported due to corona virus during the last 24 hours in the country.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s data , 56,414 COVID-19 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours and 4,858 came out positive taking the total number of cases to 1,039,965. Rate of positive cases in the country stands at 8.61%.
As per province-wise breakdown, the total number of cases in Sindh are 385,414, 144,848 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 357,735 in Punjab, 88,093 in Islamabad, 30,502 in Balochistan, 24,891 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 8,212 in Gilgit-Balti

The number of deaths has risen to 23,462 while 1,316 patients have recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 943,020. Active cases stand at 73,213.