COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,597 new cases, 27 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,597 new cases, 27 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,488,958 on Tuesday after 2,597 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 560,036 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 496,134 in Punjab, 211,112 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,111 in Balochistan, 133,277 in Islamabad, 11,246 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 42,042 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 48,037 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 5.40 %.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 29,828 with 27 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,383,725 after another 3,804 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the sources related to the matter said that the government may ease the coronavirus measures which include the resumption of regular classes and indoor dining as the infection rate has come down significantly across the country.

According to sources, "dine-in will be allowed with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and children under 12 years would be allowed to start normal classes."

Earlier, the schools were allowed to open with 50% attendance (staggered days) for students below the age of 12 years. However, for students (fully vaccinated) over 12 years, the NCOC had recommended 100% attendance.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 414,095 million and death toll tops 5,845,505.