COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,580 new cases, 78 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,580 new cases, 78 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,210,082 on Tuesday after 2,580 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 446,045 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 415,654 in Punjab, 169,040 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 32,618 in Balochistan, 103,125 in Islamabad 10,168 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 33,432 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 47,419 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 5.44%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 26,865 with 78 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,097,416 after another 7,240 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC said on Tuesday that the government is reopening schools in five districts of Punjab and one district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, from September 16.

The NCOC had earlier placed strict restrictions on 24 districts throughout the country. Out of these, strict restrictions will only be imposed in six districts while the rest have been allowed relaxations.

"These six districts [where strict restrictions will continue to remain] are Lahore, Faislabad, Multan, Gujrat, Sargodha and Bannu districts," Asad Umar said.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 226.131 million and death toll tops 4,653,230.