Single-day Covid tally tops 2,700

NCOC says number of active cases rises to 45,579

AGENCIES July 18, 2021

The single-day tally of fresh coronavirus continue to rise on Saturday coming close to the dangerous level of 3,000, according to official data, which stoke fears that fourth wave of the disease appeared imminent if not already there.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), which supervises the country campaign against the global pandemic, confirmed 2,783 new Covid cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the national tally of active cases to 45,579.

According to the daily update of the disease issued by the NCOC, Sindh has been the worst-hit province, with 354,103 cases, followed by Punjab where the disease was detected in 349,890 people. The national caseload of the disease rose to 986,668.

A total of 22,760 people died of the disease, since it broke out in the country in February 2020, including 39 patients who died over the last 24 hours, the NCOC said, adding that 2,508 patients were in critical condition.


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