COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,482 new cases, 67 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,482 new cases, 67 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 913,784 on Friday after 2,726 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 314,158 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 337,775 in Punjab, 131,411 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 24,908 in Balochistan, 80,927 in Islamabad, 5,545 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 19,060 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per National Command and Operation (NCOC) data, 51,625 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 4.80%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 20,607 with 67 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 834,566 after another 2,822 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that the NCOC has decided to open up walk-in vaccination for people aged 30 and above from Saturday.

In a tweet on Friday, the federal minister, who also heads the NCOC, urged all individuals who are 30 or older and registered for the coronavirus vaccine to go to any center and get vaccinated.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 168.040 million and death toll tops 3.494 million.