COVID-19: Pakistan records highest daily cases in over 3 months

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Islamabad (Staff Reports/Agencies): Pakistan on Wednesday reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours in the highest daily tally since September 24, 2021, more than three months ago.

According to the National Command and Operations Centre’s (NCOC), COVID-19 positivity ratio reached 4.70% and overall infections have jumped past 1.309 million, while the recovery ratio stands at 96.2% as 1.26 million people have recovered from the virus.

A total of 2,074 new cases, and 12 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. While, at least 628 patients wee in critical care.

At least 1,402 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 445 in Punjab, 52 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3 in Balochistan, 165 in Islamabad.

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

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.