The active COVID-19 case count in Pakistan has exceeded the 10,000 mark again as 599 more people got infected with the virus during the last 24 hours, National Institute of Health, Islamabad (NIH) data showed Thursday morning.

The last time the active case count grew past 10,000 was on July 16 when the number of cases stood at 10,003.

The new COVID-19 infections were detected after diagnostic testing on 21,315 samples, placing the country's active case count at 10,004 cases and the positivity rate at 2.81%.

Moreover, Pakistan's total number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,548,394.

Meanwhile, three patients suffering from coronavirus succumbed to the disease overnight, taking the country's COVID-19 death toll to 30,455, while 265 patients recovered.

However, 170 patients are still being treated in critical care units.