COVID-19: Pakistan reports 556 new cases, 6 deaths in last 24 hours 

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 556 new cases, 6 deaths in last 24 hours 

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,295,933 on Saturday after 556 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 482,029 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 445,107 in Punjab, 181,402 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 33,638 in Balochistan, 108,666 in Islamabad, 10,429 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,662 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 51,141 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 1.08%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,933 with 6 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,256,337 after another 479 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the government has achieved its target of fully vaccinating 70 million people across the country.

"We have completed our target of fully vaccinating 7 crore of our people by end of 2021," the premier stated in a post on Twitter.

PM Imran said that the federal government alone procured vaccines worth almost Rs250 billion and provided free vaccines to citizens in all the provinces to achieve the target.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 288.548 million and death toll tops 5,453,463.