PESHAWAR: Pakistan on Monday reported the highest single day death toll from coronavirus in the last five months, which further alarmed the government authorities.

During the last 24 hours, Pakistan reported 89 deaths from coronavirus, taking the active cases to 44,218 in the country, official data shows. As many as 2,885 people were tested positive during the last 24 hours after conducting the tests of 33,610 people. Total recoveries from coronavirus in Pakistan now stand at 370,474, as 13,932 new recoveries were reported.

Now the total death toll in the country stands at 8,487, while infections toll is 423,179. At least 2,486 corona patients are under critical care with 336 on ventilators.

Corona infections toll crosses 50,000 in KP

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the COVID-19 case tally has risen to 50,078 as 402 new infections were reported during the last 24 hours. Six more deaths were also reported from corona in KP, taking its death toll to 1,419.

The corona positivity rate in the country has shot up to 8.58 percent with the highest COVID-19 prevalence observed in Karachi.

Corona positivity rate in KP at 9.67%

In KP the case positivity rate is 9.67 percent, the third highest in the country after Sindh and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) where case positivity rate is 13.87 percent and 9.77 percent, respectively. In Balochistan, the case positivity rate is 8.68 percent, Islamabad 4.88 percent, Punjab 4 percent, and GB 2.78 percent.

Sindh and Punjab are facing a very testing situation over growing corona deaths as both provinces reported 41 new deaths during the last 24 hours, while six deaths were reported in KP and one in AJK. Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan reported no new deaths.

Balochistan has reported 35 fresh cases, taking the provincial tally to 17,501.

With rapid increase in corona cases during the second wave in Pakistan, which is proving to be more dangerous than the first wave, the government has enhanced restrictions and banned public gatherings, announced vacations in schools and wedding halls are also functioning under a restricted set up. However, the government has ruled out closure of mosques and urged the Ulema to continue playing their role for creating awareness among the people about the disease.