Coronavirus: Pakistan records highest number of positive cases for third consecutive day

For the third consecutive day, Pakistan recorded its highest number of positive cases in a day with 4,688 new infections and 82 deaths, showed the statistics shared by the National Command and Control Centre on Thursday.


The new positive cases have resulted in Pakistan overtaking China, from where the virus emerged, in the number of positive cases.

The country, in the last 24 hours, also crossed the 20,000 testing sample capacity.

The latest surge in COVID-19 cases takes the nation-wide tally to 85,264 while the death toll has risen to 1,770.

On Wednesday, the alarming trend of coronavirus cases surging across Pakistan continued as 4,131 new coronavirus cases were recorded along with 67 deaths.

On Sunday, Pakistan reported its most number of deaths during 24 hours with 88 new fatalities, however, given the swelling number of coronavirus cases, doctors and health experts have warned that the infection is likely to further spread unless a strict lockdown is not imposed.

The rise comes at a time when more than 6.43 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus globally and over 380,000 have died, according to a Reuters tally.


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