COVID-19: Pakistan reports 5,196 new cases, 15 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 5,196 new cases, 15 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,386,348 on Wednesday after 5,196 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 531,008 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 467,698 in Punjab, 186,537 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 34,032 in Balochistan, 120,813 in Islamabad, 10,526 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 35,734 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 51,063 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 10.17%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 29,137 with 15 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,271,087 after another 1,453 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, World Health Organization's (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom ghebreyesus has urged countries to work together to bring the acute phase of the pandemic to an end.

Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, he warned that it is dangerous to assume that omicron will be the last variant.

The WHO chief said that pandemic has shown that the world must elevate protecting and promoting health as a top priority.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 359,561 million and death toll tops 5,635,677.