COVID-19: Pakistan reports 914 new cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 914 new cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 955,657 on Monday after 914 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 336,076 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 345,900 in Punjab, 137,759 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 27,064 in Balochistan, 82,596 in Islamabad, 6,019 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 20,243 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per National Command and Operation (NCOC) data, 44,496 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 2.05%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 22,231 with 20 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 901,201 after another 910 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has urged the people to strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to control the spread of COVID-19.

Talking to media during his visit to various hospitals of Islamabad on Monday, he said that SOPs are not being followed in letter and spirit.

Dr Faisal Sultan said providing a best medical facility to the people is the government's foremost priority. He said that steps are being taken to provide facilities to the patients in various hospitals.

The SAPM said that vaccination against Coronavirus is continuing, therefore people should get themselves vaccinated.

Talking about the health facilities, he said that in order to avoid rush of patients another secondary care hospital is required in the capital.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 181.872 million and death toll tops 3.939 million.