COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,221 new cases, 95 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,221 new cases, 95 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,105,300 on Tuesday after 3,221 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 413,379 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 373,718 in Punjab, 153,134 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 31,632 in Balochistan, 94,402 in Islamabad, 9,442 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 29,593 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 48,181 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 6.68%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 24,573 with 95 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 993,304 after another 4,291 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government on Tuesday issued a new set of guidelines for passengers travelling to the country.

As per the directives, passengers from Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Nepal must undergo PCR tests to travel to the country and the condition comes into force from today.

It has also been directed that passengers arrive at the airport 6 hours (previously 4 hours) prior to the departure to undergo the rapid PCR test.

The UAE government’s notification calls upon all airlines to follow the guidelines.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 208.721 million and death toll tops 4,384,043.