January 19, 2021

Pakistan sees record deaths in a day

Pakistan witnessed record number of deaths from the coronavirus with nearly half of them being reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone, as the tally of countrywide confirmed cases surged past 18,700 on Saturday.

Almost half of the 1,297 new cases were reported from Sindh, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza announced during an afternoon press briefing amid the controversy over fewer number of daily tests being conducted in Punjab for the past several days.

According to the Ministry of National Health Services website, Punjab conducted 16,156 tests while Sindh conducted 22,179 tests in the last one week.

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