COVID-19: Pakistan reports 659 new infections, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 659 new infections, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 305,835 on Friday after another 440 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 321,877 after 659 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 141,249 cases were reported in Sindh, 101,367 in Punjab, 38,521 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,621 in Balochistan, 17,781 in Islamabad, 4,016 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 3,322 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,621 with 7 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Thursday urged the people to take Covid-19 SOPs seriously after noticing the surge in the infection cases.

In a series of tweets, he warned the masses that the government otherwise may have to take restrictive actions which will have negative effects on the livelihoods of the people.

The minister said that the national positivity of COVID-19 cases was 2.37%on Wednesday, which is the highest in more than 50 days.

Asad Umar added that 11 virus deaths on average have been reported during the first four days of this week, the highest since August 10.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 39.1 million and death toll tops 1.1 million.