COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,060 new cases, 42 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,060 new cases, 42 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,236,888 on Saturday after 2,060 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 454,510 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 427,583 in Punjab, 172,766 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 32,837 in Balochistan, 104,913 in Islamabad 10,289 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 33,990 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 44, 958 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 4.58%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 27,524 with 42 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,157,322 after another 10,928 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Chinese people are about to embrace a new COVID-19 vaccine, which experts predicted could be the most effective, developed in China, a foreign news outlet reported.

The latest research showed 79 per cent efficacy against the dominant Delta variant and overall 67 per cent efficacy against any variant.

The vaccine, a protein-based Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by Chengdu-based Clover Biopharmaceuticals, is also the world’s first coronavirus vaccine that has been proven effective against all three mutations (Delta, Gamma and Mu), Zhuang Shilihe, a Guangzhou-based vaccine expert, told the publication.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 231.949 million and death toll tops 4,752,605.