COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,950 new cases, 65 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,950 new cases, 65 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,029,811 on Saturday after 4,950 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 380,093 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 356,211 in Punjab, 143,673 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 30,289 in Balochistan, 87,304 in Islamabad, 8,096 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 24,145 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 58,479 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 8.46%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 23,295 with 86 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 940,164 after another 1,330 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the Sindh government on Saturday issued an amended notification regarding COVID-19 restrictions in the province.

According to the fresh notification issued by the Sindh Home Department, inter-provincial public transport will continue its operations as per schedule in the province.

The notification added that the inter-city transport, however, remained closed amid the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

Moreover, Exams of Cambridge students will be held on August 2 as per schedule under strict adherence to COVID-19 SOPs and the students and the concerned officials are exempted from the coronavirus restriction, it added.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 198.038 million and death toll tops 4,224,466.