COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,253 new cases, 92 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,253 new cases, 92 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 905,852 on Tuesday after 2,253 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 310,557 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 335,577 in Punjab, 130,187 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 24,638 in Balochistan, 80,529 in Islamabad, 5,512 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 18,852 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per National Command and Operation (NCOC) data 46,726 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 4.82%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 20,400 with 92 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 823,157 after another 2,783 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Tuesday said that more than 250,000 people were vaccinated for Covid-19 for the first time on May 24.

In a tweet, the minister said: "Yesterday, 267,953 people were immunised. All those that have registered for the vaccine are requested to visit vaccination centres as soon as possible."

Asad Umar added that those who are waiting for the second dose should promptly visit the vaccination centre when the time comes.

Moreover, Pakistan on Monday announced that it has developed a homemade vaccine 'PakVac' with the help of China's Cansino Bio after rigorous quality control checks.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 166.860 million and death toll tops 3.459 million.