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Pakistan Reports 496 New Covid-19 Cases, Tally Rises to 2,93,261

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Last Updated: August 24, 2020, 12:16 IST

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A healthcare worker takes a swab sample from a child to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Karachi, Pakistan August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A healthcare worker takes a swab sample from a child to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Karachi, Pakistan August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

The Ministry of National Health Services said the new cases were detected as the number of diagnosis tests have been intensified across the nation.

Pakistan has resistered 496 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the nation to 2,93,261, the health ministry said on Monday. The Ministry of National Health Services said the new cases were detected as the number of diagnosis tests have been intensified across the nation.

"Health authorities have reported 496 new cases of coronavirus and now the total number of infections stand at 2,93,261," the ministry said in a statement. The ministry also said the number of deaths due to the coronavirus currently stands at 6,224 after 9 more patients suffering from the disease sucummbed to the infection.

The ministry reported that 276,829 people recovered from the disease across the country, however, still some 686 patients were in critical condition. Sindh registered a maximum of 1,28,284 cases, followed by Punjab with 96,233, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 35,766, Islamabad, 15,515, Balochistan 12,527, Gilgit-Baltistan 2,682 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir with 2,254 cases.

So far total 2,463,513 tests were carried out in the country, including 23,655 in the last 24 hours.

first published:August 24, 2020, 12:16 IST
last updated:August 24, 2020, 12:16 IST