COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,425 new cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,425 new cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,000,034 on Friday after 1,425 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 362,182 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 351,707 in Punjab, 141,359 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 29,357 in Balochistan, 85,230 in Islamabad, 7,607 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 22,592 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 25,215 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 5.65%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 22,939 with 11 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 923,472 after another 543 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health, Dr Faisal Sultan urged the citizen to follow the instruction for safety of their families from dangerous coronavirus.

Talking to a private television channel, he said the surge has been noted in some areas of Sindh due to ignoring standard operating procedures (SOPs).

About decision of smart lock down in case of emergency, he said after Eid holidays, we will observe the situation for about one week.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 193.432 million and death toll tops 4,151,763.