Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 943,027 on Tuesday after 838 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 328,184 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 344,065 in Punjab, 136,074 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 26,232 in Balochistan, 82,139 in Islamabad, 5,712 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 19,783 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per National Command and Operation (NCOC) data, 35,039 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 2.39%.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 21,782 with 59 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 880,316 after another 1,576 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, the Sindh government, following the footsteps of Punjab, has also decided to block the mobile SIM cards of unvaccinated individuals.
Speaking to newsmen, Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said this after the inauguration of the vaccination centre at Karachi's Rafiqi Shaheed Hospital.
“Even those who have been vaccinated must continue to take precautionary measures against COVID-19,” he said.
Responding to a question, the minister said that the Pfizer vaccine, for which there is a growing demand in Pakistan, will only be administered to those who have to travel abroad.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 175.686 million and death toll tops 3.803 million.