COVID-19: Pakistan reports 893 new cases, 24 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 893 new cases, 24 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,263,664 on Saturday after 893 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 465,175 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 437,572 in Punjab, 176,650 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 33,114 in Balochistan, 106,402 in Islamabad 10,366 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,385 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 52,589 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 1.69%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,252 with 24 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,208,438 after another 13,848 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the NCOC has allowed the reopening of cinemas and shrines for fully vaccinated citizens across the country.

Following a review meeting in Islamabad, the forum has also abolished the mandatory weekly one-day closure and lowered the restrictions due to declining trend of Covid-19.

It has allowed increasing the number of participants in indoor wedding ceremonies from 200 to 300 individuals, while the number of participants in outdoor wedding ceremonies has been increased from 400 to 500 individuals.

The decisions will be implemented from today to October 31 and would be reviewed at the NCOC session to be held on October 28.

The forum also urged that the public should adopt the vaccination process as a national obligation.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 240.897 million and death toll tops 4,906,278.