ISLAMABAD, February 28: Pakistan reported 856 new coronavirus cases along with 5 virus-related deaths during the last 24 hours, showed the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday morning.
According to the statistics released by NCOC, after the addition of 5 new deaths, the toll has now surged to 30,178, which represents a ratio of 2.0 percent.
The positivity ratio of the coronavirus cases in Pakistan reaches 2.56 percent, as 856 new coronavirus cases emerged in the last 24 hours after conducting 33,357 tests. It takes the total cases tally to 1,509,360.
The number of active cases in the country is 35,898 with 1,052 patients in critical condition. There were 1,756 more recoveries recorded in the last 24 hours as the number of total recovered cases reached 1,443,284 with a 95.6% recovery rate.
Punjab, the most populous province of the country, has reported 262 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the provincial tally to 501,370 with 4,728 active cases. In Punjab, 1 more patient died of coronavirus as the death toll reached 13,498. With 835 new recoveries reported, 483,144 patients have recovered from the virus in Punjab so far.
Sindh has recorded 452 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the provincial tally to 567,761 with 22,676 active cases. There was no new death reported related to the deadly disease as the death toll in Sindh remained 8,067. With 443 new recoveries, 537,018 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 68 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 216,119 with 7,235 active cases. The province reported 2 new virus-related death as the death toll reached 6,248. With 341 new recoveries, 202,636 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far. Balochistan recorded 1 new case as the tally reached 35,326 with 74 active cases. The province reported no new death as the death toll reached 375. With 13 new recoveries, 34,877 patients have recovered from the virus in the province so far. Islamabad has recorded 44 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 134,336 with 581 active cases. With 2 new deaths reported in the Federal Capital, the death toll reached 1,013. With 59 new recoveries, the number of recovered patients is 132,742 in the federal capital so far. NNI