Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,015,827 on Wednesday after 4,119 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 371,762 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 354,312 in Punjab, 142,139 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 29,861 in Balochistan, 86,226 in Islamabad, 7,896 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 23,370 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 52,291 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 7.8%.
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 23,133 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 935,742 after another 7,020 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the NCOC chaired by Planning Minister Asad Umar on Tuesday reviewed the overall coronavirus situation in Sindh.
It was revealed in a meeting that the number of critical COVID-19 patients in Karachi has reached an alarming level.
The NCOC stressed the need for implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and stepping up anti-coronavirus drive across the province.
“The NCOC and the Sindh government are keeping a close eye on the pandemic situation, which is at an all-time high”, a statement by the forum said.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 196.005 million and death toll tops 4,193,322.