COVID-19 claims 9 more lives in country | Pakistan Today

COVID-19 claims 9 more lives in country

ISLAMABAD: As many as 747 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of confirmed cases to 288,047.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), nine people died of coronavirus-related complications during this period, pushing the death toll from the disease in the country to 6,162.
The number of active coronavirus cases has dropped to 16,261 as 265,624 patients have recovered so far. As many as 23,722 more samples were tested over the previous 24 hours, taking the total number of tests conducted across the country thus far to more than 2.2 million.
So far, 125,632 cases have been detected in Sindh, 95,203 in Punjab, 35,091 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12,144 in Balochistan, 15,346 in Islamabad, 2,179 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 2,452 in Gilgit Baltistan.
Around the world, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passed 21 million on Friday, with more than 755,000 fatalities.
The United States has suffered the most deaths at 168,318, followed by Brazil with 105,463, Mexico 55,293, and India with 48,040.
Meanwhile, Britain added France to its list of countries hit with a mandatory two-week quarantine for returning holidaymakers from Saturday, as Paris confronts a resurgent second wave of infections.
Confirmed cases in France reached levels not seen since May on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at over 2,500 new cases per day.

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