Pakistan reported 157 deaths due to COVID-19 making it the country’s highest death toll since the coronavirus pandemic began last year.
Previously, the highest death toll reported by the country was 153 on June 20th of last year. The new deaths have taken the country’s death tally to 16,999. The most deaths in the country were reported in Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the last 24 hours. On the other hand, Pakistan’s national positivity ratio shot up to 11.27% on Saturday. The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data showed that 52,402 tests were conducted in Pakistan in the last 24 hours, out of those 5,908 returned positive.
The new cases have taken the national tally of positive cases to 790,016 with 285,542 reported in Punjab, 276,670 in Sindh, 112,140 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 72,613 in Islamabad, 21,477 in Balochistan, 16,327 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 5,247 in Gilgit Baltistan.
On the other hand 686,488 people have recovered from COVID-19. The number of active cases stands at 86,529.