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Pakistan records highest daily COVID-19 deaths

ISLAMABAD

Pakistan on Wednesday registered 201 deaths from the coronavirus, the highest single-day fatalities since the start of the pandemic last year, said the Health Ministry.

The nationwide count raised to 17,530 with the fresh fatalities. Only in April, the South Asian country recorded over 3,100 deaths from COVID-19.

This is the first time that coronavirus deaths in the country have crossed the 200 mark since the pandemic hit the South Asian country in March 2020.

Most deaths have been reported from the northeastern Punjab and northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, as the government on Friday approved the deployment of army troops nationwide to reinforce measures against coronavirus.

Around 5,292 infections were reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the total caseload to beyond 810,231. The country’s positivity rate has risen to 10.77%, as the current number of active cases also raised to 88,207, whereas some 704,494 patients have so far…

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