COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,016 new cases, 28 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,016 new cases, 28 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,261,685 on Thursday after 1,016 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 464,142 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 437,032 in Punjab, 176,366 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 33,100 in Balochistan, 106,312 in Islamabad 10,361 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,372 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 47,934 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 2.1%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,201 with 28 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,193,175 after another 1,750 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the US government will ship 2.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan on Thursday, bringing the total number of doses sent to the South Asian country to about 18.3 million, more than any other country, a White House official said.

The latest shipments of the vaccine lots made by Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech, are due to arrive on Saturday via the COVAX distribution program, said the official.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 240.021 million and death toll tops 4,891,285.