Highest Covid-19 deaths: 135 in single day reported in Pakistan

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Children riding on a bike with their family wear facemasks as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Karachi on October 29, 2020. - A mandatory mask order came into force in Pakistani cities on October 29 in a bid to prevent a second wave of coronavirus cases in the impoverished country as winter approaches. (Photo by Asif HASSAN / AFP)

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday Pakistan reported 135 Covid-19 deaths, making it the highest single day death toll in the country so far.

The new figure of deaths is the highest reported by Pakistan since June 25, 2020.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) figures showed that the 135 new deaths took the nationwide death tally from coronavirus to 15,754.

NCOC data showed that Pakistan carried out 48,092 COVID-19 tests, out of which 4,681 found positive.

The new cases takes the nationwide tally of coronavirus cases to 734,423. Out of the total, 641,912 coronavirus patients are those who have recovered from the virus.

Sindh currently leads the provinces and federating units in most cases with 269,840, Punjab is second with 255,571 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 101,045 cases, Islamabad 67,491 cases, Balochistan 20,499 cases, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 14,837 cases and Gilgit Baltistan 5,140 cases.