Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,286,022 on Thursday after 377 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 476,233 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 443,310 in Punjab, 180,194 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 33,491 in Balochistan, 107,811 in Islamabad, 10,413 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,570 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 46,457 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 0.84%.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,753 with 8 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,245,155 after another 2,437 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, the NCOC on Thursday stressed upon the provinces to speed up the vaccination process amid rising trend of Omicron variant across the globe as vaccination is the only way to prevent the spread of new COVID variant.
The NCOC, in its meeting held in Islamabad today, discussed the epidemic curve chart data, national vaccine strategy and disease prevalence across the country.
The forum also discussed current status of production and distribution process of oxygen, city-wise COVID-19 vaccination process and agreed upon taking strict measures regarding obligatory vaccination regime.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 264.511 million and death toll tops 5,250,794.