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COVID-19 has claimed 76 additional lives in Pakistan



COVID-19 claims 76 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The COVID-19 virus has claimed 76 more lives and infected 1,303 people in the last 24 hours, according to ARY News.

According to data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 76 more people were killed. The overall death toll has risen to 21,453, with 1,118 new infections discovered in 43,900 samples tested during this time period.

The country’s positivity rate increased slightly over the last 24 hours, reaching 3.1 percent.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 937,434 after 1,303 people tested positive for the virus. In various hospitals across the country, 2,967 patients are in critical condition.

Punjab has reported a total of 343,252 cases since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sindh 325,738, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 135,162, Islamabad 81,933, Balochistan 26,052, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 19,623, and Gilgit Baltistan 5,674.

Meanwhile, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has authorized walk-in vaccinations for citizens aged 18 and up beginning June 11, in addition to relaxing COVID restrictions across the country.

In addition to lowering the age limit for COVID vaccination in a meeting presided over by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, the NCOC decided to restrict movement once a week, as opposed to the previous ban on movement twice a week.

In the last 24 hours, 1,978 more people recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 871,669.