Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 27,000 mark on Thursday, according to the data shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,215,821 after 3,012 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 447,678 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 418,196 in Punjab, 169,972 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 32,671 in Balochistan, 103,549 in Islamabad 10,204 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 33,551 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 56,778 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 5.30%.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 27,004 with 66 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,112,236 after another 3,897 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, educational institutions in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) reopened on Thursday with 50 percent attendance and strict implementation of coronavirus related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Provincial schools and higher education department has issued a notification in this regard.
Punjab government had made coronavirus vaccination compulsory for the teachers, administration and other staff members of all the public and private schools.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 227.306 million and death toll tops 4,674,173.