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Over 5,000 test positive for coronavirus in Pakistan as third wave continues unabated

Total number of active coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 60,072

By Web Desk
April 04, 2021
Man gets his temperature checked amid rising cases of coronavirus. Photo: AFP/File

The third wave of the coronavirus continued to intensify its grip on the country, with over 5,000 testing positive for the virus on Saturday, as per data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). 

The NCOC said eighty-one people died from the coronavirus on Saturday, among them 74 died in hospitals while seven passed away outside of hospitals.

As many as 5,020 people tested positive for the virus on Saturday, as per the NCOC's data. 

The total number of active cases in the country have risen to 60,072 on April 4. Pakistan conducted 55,605 tests on April 3.

A total of 613,058 have so far recovered from the virus while the total number of deaths, with the fresh count of 81 fatalities, have risen to 14,778.

Health experts express concern as COVID-19 cases surge in children

Health experts had earlier expressed their concerns over the rapid spread of coronavirus among children during the third wave of the pandemic, Geo News had reported last week.

The death rate among children, as per health officials, is much lower than adults but since they can be potential carriers of the virus, children have become a major cause for the spread of the disease.

Health experts had said newborns are also affected by the virus.

According to experts, this time there are cases of lung infection in children with symptoms of the virus.