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Covid-19 infects 180 people in Pakistan, kills four more

ISLAMABAD: 01, APRIL, 2022: Coronavirus infections in the country have mounted to 1,524,973 on Friday after more infections were reported in different parts of the country.
According to the national database, 180 persons infected with the deadly virus in 24 hours whereas the positivity rate stands at 0.61 percent.
As per sources, cases in Sindh climbed to 575,331 the highest number so far in the country, while the confirmed infections tally in Punjab stood at 505,054 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cases jumped to 219,062 in Balochistan 35,474 cases reported, Islamabad Capital Territory covid-19 cases reached 135,075, Gilgit-Baltistan tally up to 11,700 while 43,269 cases were reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
In addition, the country has recorded 30,359 deaths so far while four deaths recorded in a single day.
As per official data, Punjab recorded 13,557 deaths, a highest number as compared to any other province while 8,097 in Sindh, 6,321 deaths were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 191 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 378 in Balochistan, Islamabad Capital Territory has reported 1,023 deaths and AJK recorded 792 deaths.
According to the NCOC, Pakistan has so far carried out 27,501,885 corona tests and 29,315 in last 24 hours and 1,485,924 patients have been recovered across Pakistan.
Reportedly, 560,251 patients have been recovered in Sindh, 490,436 in Punjab, 212,115 in KP, 35,088 in Balochistan, 133,924 in Islamabad Capital Territory, 11,481 in Gilgit-Baltistan while in AJK 42,444 patients have been completely recovered across Pakistan whereas 403 patients are in critical condition.
A day earlier, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that Today is the last day of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), the nation's never centre for handling the Covid-19 pandemic, will be closed.
In a tweet, the NCOC head Asad Umar wrote that, "Today is the last day of NCOC operation. With Covid indicators at all-time lows and high level of vaccination, baton (has) now being passed on to health ministry."
"Chairing the NCOC during the last two years and working with the 'dedicated team' had been the greatest ‘privilege and honour' of his life," he added.
He said the country has successfully tackled the novel virus as a result of whole of the nation approch, adding that our response to the pandemic was also acknowledged by the international organizations.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday has congratulated the center for a professional and nationally coordinated response to COVID-19 pandemic.
In a tweet, he wrote that "our coronavirus response was recognized by the international agencies and people in the field as one of the most successful globally." (04)

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