Pakistan sees deadliest day in second coronavirus wave.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan recorded the deadliest day during the second wave of the novel coronavirus while the United States surpassed 12 million Covid-19 cases. In Pakistan, authorities reported 59 deaths and 2,665 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours (Saturday) taking the national tally of confirmed cases to 374,173. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data released on Sunday morning, the country recorded 59 deaths in a single day taking the fatality toll to 7,662. Active cases now stand at 36,683 whereas 329,828 patients stand recovered from the disease. Sindh has so far reported 162,221 cases, Punjab 114,010, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 44,097, Balochistan 16,744, Islamabad 26,569, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 6,000 and Gilgit Baltistan 4,526. The death toll has climbed up to

7,662 with the addition of 59 deaths. Punjab's number of fatalities stand at 2,848, Sindh 2816, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1,325, Islamabad 278, Balochistan 161, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 140 and Gilgit Baltistan 94. Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Sunday warned political leaders that corona is not a threat rather it is threatening lives. In a tweet, he gave number from around the country about the

increase in number of Covid patients on ventilators. He said: 'Increase in covid...

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