Coronavirus in Pakistan: Active cases cross 100,000 for the first time since July 2020

Pakistan's active coronavirus cases jumped crossed 100,000 mark for the first time since July 1, 2020, when the country recorded 7,963 new cases, National Command and Operation Centre's (NCOC) data showed Saturday morning.

As many as 7,963 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours after 70,389 tests were taken. The active case count stood at 104,095.

The country recorded a positivity rate of 11.31%. This is the third consecutive day of Pakistan recording a positivity ratio above 11%.

Meanwhile, 27 deaths due to COVID-19 pushed the death toll to 29,219, the NCOC's data showed.

With the detection of new cases, the total number of positive cases has jumped to 1.41 million, the official stats showed.