ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus positivity rate in Pakistan has increased to 2.73 percent, as 847 more people tested positive during the last 24 hours, according to the data shared by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Saturday.
The number of infections has been the highest since August 01, 2020, as it was July 31, 2020 when more than 847 infections were reported in a single day in the country.
According to the NCOC, 847 fresh infections surfaced when 31,009 samples were tested during this period, lifting the national tally of cases to 327,063. A total of 42,35,329 tests have been conducted so far.
The coronavirus claimed 12 more lives in the country over the past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the disease to 6,727. Around 310,101 people have recovered from the disease so far. There are a total of 10,235 active cases of Covid-19 in the country. So far, Sindh has reported 143,222 cases, Punjab 102,467, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 38,923, Balochistan 15,791, Islamabad 18,764, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 3,748, and Gilgit Baltistan has reported 4,148 cases.
Punjab on Saturday announced 214 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province during the last 24 hours. A spokesperson for the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department in a statement said that five more patients have died of Covid-19 in the province in the last 24 hours. Total number of coronavirus cases in the province has reached 102,467, the spokesperson stated.
The death toll in the province has reached 2,339, according to the statement. So far, more than 1.4 million samples have been tested across the province while 97,331 patients have recovered.