COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,664 new cases, 46 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,664 new cases, 46 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,248,202 on Saturday after 1,664 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 458,697 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 432,190 in Punjab, 174,260 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 32,943 in Balochistan, 105,590 in Islamabad 10,329 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,193 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 51,796 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 3.21%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 27,831 with 46 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,173,437 after another 2,847 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the government has started action against unvaccinated people to ensure strict enforcement of obligatory vaccination regime.

In the light of NCOC's decisions to curb the spread of coronavirus action was taken against the unvaccinated people in different parts of the country.

District administration teams visited shopping malls, cash and carry and bus terminals and inspected vaccination status of staff and people visiting shopping malls, markets and passengers at the bus terminals.

In Islamabad, the district administration sealed a cash and carry in G-9 sector, two rest houses in F-7 sector, registered FIRs against violators, fines imposed on unvaccinated individuals.

The team also detained four individuals at Faizabad Bus Terminal for issuing bus tickets to unvaccinated people.

In Peshawar, an inspection and checking was carried out in different parts of the city. Many people were issued notices.

Moreover, public places in Gilgit, Dera Ismael Khan, Mardan, Nowshera and Quetta were also inspected and strict actions were taken against the violators of Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs).

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 235.098 million and death toll tops 4,806,207.