87 pct decrease in COVID-19 deaths in Pakistan: Dr Zafar Mirza
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza in a tweet said that 20 COVID-19 deaths were reported in Pakistan, the lowest single-day death tally of the country in the past three months, on Monday.
He said this marked 87 percent reduction in COVID-19 related deaths. He said Pakistan had witnessed a peak in the number of fatalities with 153 deaths on June 20.
“Today, Alhamdolilah, we have the lowest number of deaths in Pakistan due to COVID-19 in last 3 months. We had a peak of 153 deaths on 20 June and in last 24 hours we had 20. Yet no place for any complacency,” he wrote in a tweet.
The number of recoveries from COVID-19 continue to increase across the country with 241,026 patients so far recovered from the disease.
According to the latest statistics, 1,176 new coronavirus cases were reported in the country during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 274,289.
These include 118,311 in Sindh, 92,073 in Punjab, 33,397 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,601 in Balochistan, 14,884 in Islamabad, 1,989 Gilgit-Baltistan and 2,034 in Azad Kashmir.
Meanwhile, 20 patients died of the virus during the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 5,842. 22,056 corona tests were carried out during this period.