Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 952,907 on Friday after 1,052 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 334,453 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 345,546 in Punjab, 137,484 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 26,893 in Balochistan, 82,502 in Islamabad, 5,908 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 20,121 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per National Command and Operation (NCOC) data, 45,924 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 2.29%.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 22,152 with 44 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 897,834 after another 1,013 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Pakistan on Thursday stressed the need for a joint global strategy and response to fight the pandemic and called for an uninterrupted and even supply of vaccines globally for early eradication of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a statement, the NCOC organised a briefing session for members of the diplomatic corps and international organisations based in Islamabad to highlight the successful efforts of the government against COVID-19.
It said that NCOC chief and Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar outlined multiple dimensions of Pakistan’s national response.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 180.780 million and death toll tops 3.916 million.