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Pakistan records highest number of daily COVID-19 cases

ISLAMABAD (XINHUA) – Pakistan reported 7,678 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the highest number of fresh cases in a day since the pandemic started in the country in 2020, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said yesterday.

The overall tally of the infected people climbed to 1,353,479 across the country, said the NCOC, the department leading Pakistan’s campaign against the pandemic.

Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has been the worst hit, with a total of 516,874 cases, followed by the eastern Punjab province where the virus was detected in 458,879 people.

A total of 29,065 people died of COVID-19 in Pakistan, including 23 patients who lost their lives to the pandemic over the last 24 hours, the NCOC said.

The country currently has 57,935 active cases, while 1,266,479 others have recovered.

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