COVID-19: Pakistan reports 552 new cases, 15 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 552 new cases, 15 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,267,945 on Saturday after 552 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 467,142 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 438,818 in Punjab, 177,349 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 33,171 in Balochistan, 106,655 in Islamabad 10,382 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,428 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 39,179 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 1.40%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,359 with 15 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,215,505 after another 842 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, said on Saturday that over 100 million anti covid vaccines have been administered in the country.

Sharing this in a tweet today, he said the vaccine has been administered to about 68 million people. Over 38 million people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while 30 million people have got one vaccine.

The minister stressed that it is highly important that the people who have got their first dose also get the second vaccine.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 243.822 million and death toll tops 4,955,200.