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Pakistan coronavirus update: Covid-19 cases cross 300,000-mark

Pakistan's coronavirus tally crossed the 300,000-mark with the detection of 548 new cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday

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Coronavirus | Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

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Pakistan's tally crossed the 300,000-mark with the detection of 548 new cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday.

Five more people died overnight due to coronavirus-related complications, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 6,370, it said.

The 548 new cases pushed the nationwide tally to 300,371, the ministry said.

However, 288,206 patients have already recovered, it said, adding that the total number of active patients now stands at 5,795, including 535 in critical condition.

Sindh reported the maximum number of 131,404 cases, followed by Punjab at 97,533, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa at 36,823, Islamabad at 15,832, Balochistan at 13,282, Gilgit-Baltistan at 3,131 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir at 2,366.

The health officials have so far conducted 2,879,655 tests to detect the viral infection, the ministry said.

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First Published: Fri, September 11 2020. 12:43 IST
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