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Pakistan records 2,783 new Covid cases

اپ ڈیٹ 17 جولائ 2021
According to NCOC, 49,247 people were tested for the infection of which 2,783 tested positive. Reuters
According to NCOC, 49,247 people were tested for the infection of which 2,783 tested positive. Reuters

Pakistan has reported 2,783 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours with a bulk of them in Sindh, marking third day of 2,000 cases. The country's positivity rate stands at 5.6%

According to NCOC, 49,247 people were tested for the infection of which 2,783 tested positive.

Friday's figure takes the total to 986,668.

39 people succumbed to coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

According to figures reported in Dawn, the breakdown of cases is as follows:

Sindh: 1,631 Punjab: 415 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 167 Balochistan: 180 Islamabad: 133 Gilgit Baltistan: 78 Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 179

Earlier on Friday the NCOC tweeted vaccine statistics:

Speaking on the importance of getting vaccinated, head of NCOC Asad Umar said the unvaccinated were seven times more likely to get the virus. He tweeted the same on Friday.