COVID-19: Pakistan reports 378 new cases, 9 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 378 new cases, 9 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,515,392 on Tuesday after 378 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 570,353 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 502,968 in Punjab, 217,304 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,398 in Balochistan, 134,662 in Islamabad, 11,582 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 43,125 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 29,216 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 1.29%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 30,281 with 9 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,455,765 after another 603 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, scientists have pinpointed 16 new genetic variants in people who developed severe COVID-19 in a large study that could help researchers develop treatments for very sick patients, an international news agency reported.

The results suggest that people with severe Covid-19 have genes that predispose them to one of two problems: failure to limit the ability of the virus to make copies of itself, or excessive inflammation and blood clotting.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 448,189 million and death toll tops 6,027,489.