COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,194 new cases, 57 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,194 new cases, 57 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 939,931 on Saturday after 1,194 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 327,021 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 343,703 in Punjab, 135,569 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 26,152 in Balochistan, 82,065 in Islamabad, 5,698 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 19,723 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per National Command and Operation (NCOC) data, 35,695 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 3.34%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 21,633 with 57 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 875,581 after another 2,038 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, hours after US President Joe Biden vowed to supercharge the battle against the coronavirus with a donation of 500 million Pfizer shots, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his country would give at least 100 million surplus vaccines to the poorest nations.

Johnson has already called on G-7 leaders to commit to vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022 and the group is expected to pledge 1 billion doses during its three-day summit in the English seaside resort of Carbis Bay.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 174.502 million and death toll tops 3.770 million.