COVID-19: Pakistan reports 580 new cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 580 new cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,275,158 on Thursday after 580 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 470,978 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 440,678 in Punjab, 178,319 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 33,280 in Balochistan, 107,022 in Islamabad, 10,392 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,489 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 43,901 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 1.32%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,496 with 19 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,224,085 after another 544 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, said on Thursday that the national average of anti-Covid vaccination has reached 48%.

In a tweet, the minister said that Punjab has become the first province to have more than half its eligible population with at least one dose. This is followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 48%, Sindh 40% and Balochistan 17%.

Asad Umar said that the federal territories are leading in vaccination with Islamabad 87%, AJK 59% and Gilgit-Baltistan 54 %.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 248.920 million and death toll tops 5,039,455.