Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 928,588 on Friday after 1,843 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 321,425 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 341,390 in Punjab, 133,746 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 25,476 in Balochistan, 81,540 in Islamabad, 5,623 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 19,388 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per National Command and Operation (NCOC) data, 52,859 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 3.58%.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 21,105 with 83 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 856,005 after another 3,431 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Thursday said that the Pfizer vaccine is available in limited amount that is why it will be administered to Hajj pilgrims and work visa holders.
Talking to media in Islamabad, he said that it was not possible to remove restrictions without vaccination.
The minister further said that the countries asking for the preferred vaccine should reconsider their decision. China is currently the largest exporter of the corona vaccine.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 171.292 million and death toll tops 3.687 million.