COVID-19: Pakistan reports 856 new cases, 5 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 856 new cases, 5 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,509,360 on Monday after 856 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 567,761 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 501,370 in Punjab, 216,119 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,326 in Balochistan, 134,336 in Islamabad, 11,480 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 42,968 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 33,357 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 2.56%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 30,178 with 5 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,443,284 after another 1,756 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East tourism and commercial hub, over the weekend ended a requirement to wear face masks outdoors and obligatory quarantine for COVID-19 contact cases.

Fully-vaccinated passengers arriving in the country will no longer require PCR tests, said the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority in updated guidance that went into effect on Saturday.

"For economic and tourist sectors, physical distancing has been cancelled while mask-wearing in closed places is still mandatory," it said.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 436,012 million and death toll tops 5,968,333.