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COVID-19: Pakistan struggles during second wave, 80 more deaths reported in last 24 hours across Pakistan

Pakistan’s health ministry on Sunday reported 80 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total death toll to 9,330.

According to the government’s coronavirus statistics website (covid.gov.pk), a total of 37,206 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country over the last 24 hours, revealing a positivity ratio of 7%.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), out of the 80 people who succumbed to the disease within a day, 44 were on a ventilator.

Official figures also revealed that 2,615 more people across the country tested positive for the potentially deadly virus within a day, bringing the total number of patients infected with the virus to 454,673.

At present, there are a total of 40,553 active coronavirus cases in the country. Since the pandemic broke out, 407,405 people have recovered from the disease.

Vaccinations drives are expected to start in the first quarter of 2021.

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