Coronavirus: Pakistan reports over 100 COVID-19 deaths in one day
According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 105 deaths were reported in Pakistan on Monday as the total number of fatalities due to COVID-19 reached 2,172 in the country.
Pakistan, for the first time, has recorded more than 100 deaths in a single day due to the deadly coronavirus which has infected over 108,000 people in the country, health officials said on Tuesday.
It also showed that at least 35,018 patients have fully recovered from the coronavirus.
Another 4,646 new patents were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of patients to 108,317.
Punjab has registered 40,819 cases, Sind 39,555, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 14,006, Balochistan 6,788, Islamabad 5,785, Gilgit-Baltistan 952 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 412.
The authorities conducted a record 24,620 tests in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total tests done so far to 730,453 across the country.
As the numbers soar, the worst fear about the capacity of hospitals across the country to accommodate the patients may come true.
Though, the government still claimed that there was enough space available.
But resources will be thin in the coming days as peak time is expected to hit by the end of July or beginning of August.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb tested positive for the virus a day after she confirmed that former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had tested positive.
Marriyum's mother and PML-N lawmaker Tahira Aurangzeb also tested positive.
Both mother and daughter have quarantined themselves.