COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,669 new cases, 72 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,669 new cases, 72 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,102,079 on Monday after 3,669 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 412,165 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 372,750 in Punjab, 152,625 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 31,583 in Balochistan, 94,108 in Islamabad, 9,396 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 29,452 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 53,644 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 6.8%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 24,478 with 72 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 989,013 after another 2,218 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan on Monday said that two-dose COVID vaccine provide maximum protection after the 2nd dose.

In a post on Twitter, he urged the citizens to return for the second dose.

"Our data suggests that the risk of contracting COVID-19 for PARTIALLY vaccinated persons is 3X higher compared to FULLY vaccinated individuals," the SAPM said.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 208.002 million and death toll tops 4,375,009.