Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,502,641 on Tuesday after 961 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 564,895 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 499,365 in Punjab, 215,087 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,284 Balochistan, 133,936 in Islamabad, 11,390 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 42,684 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 49,553 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 2.51 %.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 30,053 with 13 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,406,361 after another 2,393 virus recoveries were reported.
Statistics 22 Feb 22:
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 38,139
Positive Cases: 961
Positivity %: 2.51%
Patients on Critical Care: 1261— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) February 21, 2022
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris on Monday said he would end all coronavirus restrictions in England including mandatory self-isolation for people with COVID-19 and free testing, drawing scepticism from some scientists and political opponents.
Johnson’s “living with COVID” plan has sparked alarm that it is premature and will leave the country vulnerable to new viral variants, but the government says it has provided more testing than most other countries, and must now curb the cost.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 426,526 million and death toll tops 5,910,114.