COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,720 new cases, 95 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,720 new cases, 95 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,063,125 on Saturday after 4,720 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 396,918 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 362,557 in Punjab, 147,452 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 31,069 in Balochistan, 90,093 in Islamabad, 8,615 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 26,421 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 57,233 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 8.24%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 23,797 with 95 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 959,491 after another 4,780 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan says process of vaccination is in full swing as more than one million people are being vaccinated against COVID-19 every day.

Speaking to media persons in Quetta, he said it is a positive sign for controlling the virus in the country.

“Pakistan is undergoing the fourth lethal wave of coronavirus as the current Indian delta variant spread faster than the previous ones,” he said.

Dr Faisal said a complaint portal has also been set up where only a few thousand grievances have been received and most of them resolved timely.

The SAPM said the federal government would provide all possible assistance and support for improvement of the health sector in Balochistan.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 202.436 million and death toll tops 4,290,768.