COVID-19: Pakistan reports 630 new cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 630 new cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,297,865 on Tuesday after 708 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 483,165 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 445,630 in Punjab, 181,498 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 33,648 in Balochistan, 108,823 in Islamabad, 10,429 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,672 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 44,198 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 1.42%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,945 with 2 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,257,355 after another 187 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the Sindh government on Monday said that the prevalence of the Omicron variant has reached up to 50% in the province, especially in Karachi.

The provincial health authorities stated that 351 samples of COVID-19 positive cases were analyzed, of which 175 people were found to be infected with the Omicron variant.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 293.009 million and death toll tops 5,466,116.