Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,259,648 on Tuesday after 689 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 463,167 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 436,442 in Punjab, 176,048 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 33,083 in Balochistan, 106,201 in Islamabad 10,353 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,354 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 42,476 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 1.62%.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,152 with 18 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,189,742 after another 1,180 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, the federal government has issued special instructions for holding Milads and Seeratun Nabi (PBUH) conferences in the month of Rabiul Awwal.
A meeting of the NCOC, presided over by Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, made it mandatory for religious scholars and naat reciters to be fully vaccinated before attending Rabiul Awwal events.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 239.065 million and death toll tops 4,873,391.