Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,011,708 on Tuesday after 3,262 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 369,245 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 353,695 in Punjab, 142,139 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 29,681 in Balochistan, 85,947 in Islamabad, 7,798 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 23,203 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 49,412 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 6.6%.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 23,087 with 39 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 928,722 after another 1,123 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan on Tuesday said that efforts were afoot to bring reforms in the health sector.
He was speaking on the occasion of inauguration of Center for Disease Control at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad.
The SAPM said the Center for Disease Control will provide a much needed platform to effectively tackle infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 195.431 million and death toll tops 4,184,307.