COVID-19: Pakistan reports 329 new cases, 3 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 329 new cases, 3 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,523,401 on Friday after 329  new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 29,790 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 1.10%.

Overall 574,239 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 504,639 in Punjab, 218,819 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,460 in Balochistan, 135,003 in Islamabad, 11,675 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and K 43,237 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 30,336 with 3 new fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,484,718 after another 42 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Australia will roll out a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines to its most vulnerable population starting next month, authorities said, as the country looks to limit fresh outbreaks ahead of winter.

As per the foreign media, the decision comes amid a steady rise in cases fuelled by the highly contagious BA.2 sub-variant of the Omicron strain and concerns of co-circulation of COVID-19 and flu viruses during colder months as most social distancing restrictions end, Reuters reports.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 478,277 million and death toll tops 6,133,977.