In the midst of the worsening coronavirus situation, Pakistan reported 149 new deaths on Saturday, making it the country with the second-highest coronavirus fatalities since the pandemic began last year.
This is also the highest number of coronavirus deaths recorded this year, indicating that the coronavirus’s third wave is spreading through Pakistan.
The country’s highest death toll from the virus was reported on June 19, 2020, when 153 people died as a result of the virus.
Statistics 18 April 21:
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 71,836
Positive Cases: 6,127
Positivity % : 8.52%
Deaths : 149
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) April 18, 2021
According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) official statistics, 6,127 new positive cases have been identified in the last 24 hours after 71,836 tests were performed around the country.
Sindh had 272,197 cases, Punjab had 267,572, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had 105,438, Islamabad had 69,556, Balochistan had 220,822, Azad Jammu and Kashmir had 15,524, and Gilgit Baltistan had 5,176.
Besides that, since the pandemic started, Punjab has had the largest number of new cases and deaths in a single day.
As a result of the worrying situation, the Punjab government has declared that it will raise the number of smart lockdowns across the province as cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise.
In Pakistan, approximately 659483 people have recovered from coronavirus.