COVID-19: Pakistan reports 359 new cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours 

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 359 new cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours 

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,292,406 on Thursday after 359 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 479,890 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 444,380 in Punjab, 181,053 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 33,614 in Balochistan, 108,354 in Islamabad, 10,429 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,651 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 46,564 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 0.77%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,894 with 2 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,254,104 after another 510 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the United States (US) has shipped an additional five million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan, increasing the total number of vaccines provided by the US to Pakistan to 32.6 million, the US Embassy in Pakistan stated.

Moreover, Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised its antiviral COVID-19 pill, making it the first at-home treatment for the coronavirus that is expected to become an important tool in the fight against the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 277.548 million and death toll tops 5,394,350.