ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported 149 deaths from coronavirus, making it the country’s highest death toll this year while the positivity rate of infections was recorded at 8.52 per cent.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 6,127 new positive cases have been reported during the past 24 hours after 71,836 tests were conducted across the country.
Out of those, Sindh reported 272,197 cases, Punjab 267,572, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 105,438, Islamabad 69,556, Balochistan 220,822, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 15,524, and Gilgit Baltistan 5,176.
Meanwhile, Punjab has recorded its highest number of new cases and deaths in a single day since the pandemic began.
Previously, the country’s highest death toll from the virus till date was recorded on June 19, 2020, when 153 people passed due to the virus.