COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,776 new cases, 63 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,776 new cases, 63 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 475,085 on Tuesday after 1,776 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall, 212,093 cases were reported in Sindh, 136,669 in Punjab, 57,746 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,099 in Balochistan, 37,390 in Islamabad, 4,853 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 8,235 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 9,992 with 63 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 425,494 after another 1,602 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the government has extended restrictions on inbound travellers from the United Kingdom (UK) to Pakistan until January 4 due to the new variant of COVID-19.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) imposed the ban last week which was meant to last until the midnight of December 29.

However, a communique sent by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to airlines on Monday said that the restrictions will remain in place till Jan 4, 2021, 2359 hours.

“The restrictions may be reviewed for further extension/revision at an appropriate time,” it added.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 80.5 million and death toll tops 1.7 million.