COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,988 new cases, 67 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,988 new cases, 67 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,207,508 on Monday after 2,988 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 445,369 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 414,390 in Punjab, 168,748 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 32,591 in Balochistan, 102,863 in Islamabad 10,168 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 33,379 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 53,158 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 5.62%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 26,787 with 67 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,090,176 after another 3,391 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan on Monday urged the citizens to wear masks and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of social distancing to control the spread of Coronavirus.

Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday, has said that the coronavirus is still present in Pakistan, warning masses that now is not the time to take off masks

The SAPM said strengthening health institutions will benefit the coming generations.

Updating on the status of vaccinations, Dr Sultan informed that almost 20 million people have been vaccinated against the infection in Pakistan.

He, however, warned that only abiding by the SOPs will keep the fourth COVID-19 wave under control.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 225.537 million and death toll tops 4,645,320.