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Coronavirus claims 104 more lives in 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: The Covid-19 pandemic claimed 104 more lives across Pakistan over the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll from the disease to 19,210.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, a total of 2,869 new infections were detected when 38,616 samples were tested during the same period. The positivity ratio of cases was recorded at 7.42%.

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The number of confirmed cases climbed to 867,438 with addition of the 2,869 new cases. 5,200 more people recuperated from the disease, taking the number of recoveries to 771,692.

4,707 patients are said to be in critical care across the country.

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Thus far, Punjab has reported 322,117 cases, Sindh 294,251, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 125,392, Islamabad 78,560, Balochistan 23,655, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 18,056 and Gilgit Baltistan 5,407.

Asad Umar, who heads the NCOC, tweeted today that, “As vaccine supply continues to improve and vaccination capacity gets enhanced in all Federating units, we continue to expand the categories of those who are eligible to get vaccinated.”

“Starting sunday the 16th of May, registration will be open to all 30 years and older citizens”

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