17 more Covid-19 patients lose life in country


KARACHI: As many as 17 more patients died of coronavirus in Pakistan during the last 24 hours while 1,517 new virus cases emerged. The country-wide death toll from the virus has surged to 22,469 so far since the outbreak of the disease in February.

According to a Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination report issued on Wednesday, a total of 966,007 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the country since its outbreak in February 2020, out of which 342,228 were in Sindh, 347,180 in Punjab, 27,502 in Balochistan, 138,727 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 83,155 in Islamabad, 6,574 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 20,641 in Azad Kashmir. However, 909,525 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

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