COVID-19: Pakistan reports 370 new cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hours 

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 370 new cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hours 

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,289,913 on Wednesday after 370 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 478,412 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 443,985 in Punjab, 180,760 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 33,539 in Balochistan, 108,172 in Islamabad, 10,427 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,618 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 44,609 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 0.82%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,843 with 4 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,251,778 after another 194 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the NCOC has decided to shift the winter vacations for educational institutions to January from December.

The decision, taken in the NCOC meeting on Wednesday, was backed by all the provinces.

The recommendations collected from the provincial ministers were reviewed during the meeting.

The NCOC decided that vaccination process will carry on in educational institutions while the educational institutions will remain closed in areas where heavy snowfall takes place.

Moreover, NCO also directed to continue the process of coronavirus vaccination across the country.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 271.773 million and death toll tops 5,337,725.