ISLAMABAD: Pakistan in second wave of coronavirus epidemic has crossed 500,000 infections as 502,416 people were tested positive so far while 10,644 deaths were reported round the country.
National Institute of Health (NIH) has so far confirmed two positive patients of New Coronavirus Variant, the new version of COVID-19 Variant reported in Karachi among people coming from Britain.
During last 24 hours nationwide figure of the pandemic reported was 46 deaths and 2,899 people were tested positive to COVID-19.
2,899 new coronavirus epidemic infections were reported during last 24 hours and 46 new deaths have been confirmed. With 2,899 new infections reported in the country the toll surged to 502,416 cases and with 48 more deaths the toll of fatalities jumped to 10,644 deaths on Sunday.
According to the latest figures displayed on National Coronavirus Dashboard of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the NCOC confirmed the death of 46 more people during last 24 hours besides reported that 2,899 persons tested positive for COVID-19.
Sindh with 225,509 overall COVID-19 cases remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Punjab has overtaken Sindh in most number of casualties.
So far 225,509 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 144,909 in Punjab 61,148 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 39,120 in Islamabad, 18,373 in Balochistan, 8,478 in Azad Kashmir and 4,879 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Nationwide tally of fatalities remains 10,644 out of that 4,260 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 3,693 in Sindh, 1,728 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 439 in Islamabad, 235 in Azad Kashmir, 188 in Balochistan, and 101 in Gilgit Baltistan.
Pakistan has so far conducted 7,088,014 coronavirus tests and 44,410 in the last 24 hours. 456,969 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,278 patients are in critical condition.