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Coronavirus death toll crosses 22,000 mark in Pakistan

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According to the official data provided by the National and Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Monday, Pakistan’s coronavirus death tally surpassed the 22,000 mark after 30 fatalities, taking the total death tally to 22,007. 

On Saturday, Pakistan reported its lowest daily COVID-19 death toll in almost three months. As per the NCOC, total 27 people had lost their lives due to the contagious disease. However, the last lowest daily coronavirus death tally was recorded on 21st March when country reported 20 fatalities. 

Moreover, the NCOC’s data further shows that around 34,754 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, out of which 907 returned positive, taking the total tally to 949,175. Currently, the positivity rate of coronavirus stands at 2.6%. 

The total death number of from coronavirus in the country so far has reached 22,007 and the total number of cases has reached 949,175, while 893,148 people have recovered from the virus so far. The active number of cases currently stands at 34,020. 

However, the country is reporting a steady decline in covid cases amid the deadly contagious third wave. 

So far, 892,319 people have recovered from the infection across Pakistan, as per the NCOC. In Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan, there are no patients on ventilators. 

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The total caseload of the infection has surged to 948,268 (AJK 19,934, Balochistan 26,585, GB 5,803, ICT 82,344, KP 136,973, Punjab 344,970, Sindh 331,659) while the total coronavirus death number has risen to 21,977. 

US delivers protective equipment for Pakistan’s healthcare workers

On Saturday, Pakistan received a shipment of emergency medical supplies from the United States Government. 

According to a statement by the US Embassy in Islamabad, “this latest airlift included more than one million pieces of critical personal protective equipment, which is necessary to help protect Pakistan’s frontline healthcare workers and medical professionals”. 

“Today, the United States is pleased to support the Government of Pakistan in protecting the country’s frontline healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19,” said USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen. 

“During this unprecedented time, the United States will continue to work together with Pakistan to provide critically needed medical supplies.” 

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