COVID-19: Pakistan reports less than 250 new cases for second consecutive day

COVID-19: Pakistan reports less than 250 new cases for second consecutive day

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,280,092 on Tuesday after 216 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 473,250 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 441,965 in Punjab, 179,190 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 33,408 in Balochistan, 107,364 in Islamabad, 10,401 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,514 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 33,435 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 0.64%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,618 with 6 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,228,473 after another 375 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the NCOC on Monday said that 1.7 million people were vaccinated against Covid-19 in two days.

In another development, the Punjab government, during its reach every door (RED) campaign, has vaccinated 12.5 million people in just 16 days.

Moreover, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, called for maintaining the vaccination rate in all parts of the country.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 254.630 million and death toll tops 5,123,268.