Pakistan on Wednesday reported the highest number of deaths from coronavirus, as 201 more people succumbed to the virus.
The third wave of the coronavirus has intensified across the country.
This is the first time coronavirus deaths in the country have crossed the 200-mark.
According to the official data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), which synergises government efforts against COVID-19, the death toll in the country reached 17,329 with the latest surge.
Pakistan conducted 49,101 tests for coronavirus, out of which 5,292 returned positive. The total tally of coronavirus cases stands at 810,231 country-wide with the highest cases reported in Punjab so far.
The country’s positivity rate has risen to 10.77%, with 88,207 active cases, while the number of recoveries nationwide has reached 704,494 so far.