Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crosses 22,000 mark

Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crosses 22,000 mark

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 22,000 mark on Monday, according to the data shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 949,175 on Monday after 991 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 332,254 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 345,065 in Punjab, 137,075 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 26,633 in Balochistan, 82,368 in Islamabad, 5,813 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 19,967 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the NCOC data, 34,754 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 2.60%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 22,007 with 30 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 893,148 after another 829 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the NCOC has stated that a special consignment of 1.55 million Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived at the Islamabad airport through a special PIA flight on Sunday.

The consignment is part of the emergency orders the federal government had placed to overcome a countrywide shortage of jabs.

“China as a time tested friend of Pakistan has taken special measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of vaccines to Pakistan,” the NCOC statement read.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 179.260 million and death toll tops 3.882 million.