Pakistan reports 141 Covid-19 deaths, highest in nearly four months

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Pakistan overcomes the COVID-19
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Pakistan reported the highest number of deaths since May 3 after 141 people succumbed to the novel virus during the last 24 hours as the country’s battle with the fourth wave continued.

The latest Covid-19 figures released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) shows Sindh reported 86 deaths during the last 24 hours, Punjab (28), Balochistan (2), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (20), Islamabad (3), Gilgit-Baltistan (1) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (1).

Meanwhile, the national Covid-19 positivity ratio during the past 24 hours was recorded at 6.83% after 61,410 tests were conducted.

Of these, 4,199 were reported to be positive, taking the national tally to 1,135,858. Currently, the active number of cases stands at 91,204, while there are 5,586 critical cases of which 73 patients’ health have deteriorated.

The NCOC data also reveals that 3,915 infected people have recovered in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide recoveries tally to 1,019,434.

On Tuesday, addressing a press conference along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Dr Faisal Sultan, NCOC head Asad Umar said that unvaccinated school teachers and staff will also not be allowed to work after October 15.

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