Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,381,152 on Tuesday after 6,357 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 529,218 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 466,164 in Punjab, 185,683 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 33,975 in Balochistan, 120,128 in Islamabad, 10,510 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 35,474 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 49,595 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 12.81%.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 29,122 with 17 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,269,634 after another 556 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Peshawar’s district administration has imposed a smart lockdown in eight different COVID-19 hotspots of the city as part of arrangements to contain the spread of the infection during the fifth wave.
The areas where the COVID-19 restrictions have been announced include Hayatabad Phase 4, Hazar Khawani, Gulbahar No. 4, Dilla Zak Road and Warsak Road, according to a notification issued by the Deputy Commissioner Peshawar.
However, shops of essential items like food and medicines, and emergency services will remain open. Exit and entry points will remain blocked in these areas during the smart lockdown.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 355,699 million and death toll tops 5,623,458.