COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,467 new cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,467 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 1,307,174 on Tuesday after 1,467 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 488,608 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 448,479 in Punjab, 181,790 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 33,661 in Balochistan, 109,495 in Islamabad, 10,433 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,708 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 43,540 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 3.33%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,974 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 1,259,253 after another 266 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, said on Tuesday that over one hundred million people in Pakistan have received at least one dose of anti-COVID vaccine.

In a tweet, the minister wrote that nearly 75 million are fully vaccinated.

Describing it as another major milestone in the vaccination campaign, he however, said work is not complete yet and there is a need to keep the momentum going.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 311.207 million and death toll tops 5,512,898.