COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,318 new cases, 118 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,318 new cases, 118 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 729,920 on Tuesday after 4,318 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 269,474 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 252,974 in Punjab, 100,275 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 20,397 in Balochistan, 66,983 in Islamabad 5,130 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 14,687 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 15,619 with 118 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 638,267 after another 3,432 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Minster for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that more than 1.3 million people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 across Pakistan.

Addressing a news conference on Tuesday, he said that currently between 60,000 to 70,000 vaccines are being administered on a daily basis.

He said that the government was working to enhance the capacity to approximately 200,000 after Eid-ul-Fitr.

“If the country received vaccines as per the commitments, the vaccination will be opened for all the Pakistanis after Eid-ul-Fitr,” the minister said.

Asad Umar once again urged the people to fully comply with the health guidelines to avoid the spread of the virus.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 135.646 million and death toll tops 2.930 million.