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Pakistan reports lowest daily death toll in third wave of coronavirus pandemic

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After a long time in a dangerous deadly third wave, Pakistan has recorded the lowest daily death toll with 20 new fatalities from coronavirus. 

On Monday, the country reported lowest number of deaths from the virus in a single day since the third wave started. The deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan have been gradually declining as the country continues to grapples with the third wave of the pandemic. 

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The 20 deaths reported in last 24 hours are the lowest in 4 months. Before this, the country last reported 16 deaths in a day from the virus during the 3rd wave on February 21. 

According to the latest COVID-19 statistics by the National Command and Operation Center, 44,496 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, out of which 914 people tested positive. The country’s positivity rate currently stands at 2.5%. 

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country so far has reached 22,231 and the total number of cases has reached 955,657, while 91,201 people have recovered from the virus so far. The active number of cases are currently 32,225. 

During the last 24 hours, the most deaths occurred in Punjab and Sindh followed by Khyber Paktunkhwa. Out of the 20 deaths in the last 24 hours, 11 died on ventilators. 

However, the coronavirus cases in Pakistan continued to remain under control during the third wave as the country reported less than 1,000 cases of covid on Sunday, statistics issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed. 

On the other hand, the number of people that have recovered from coronavirus on Sunday shot past 900,000 after more than 1,300 people recovered from COVID-19. A day earlier, the country had reported 36 deaths from the virus. 

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