COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,117 new cases, 43 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,117 new cases, 43 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 921,053 on Monday after 2,117 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 317,665 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 339,686 in Punjab, 132,549 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 25,148 in Balochistan, 81,195 in Islamabad, 5,578 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 19,232 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per National Command and Operation (NCOC) data, 52,223 tests were conducted while positivity ratio remained 4.05%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 20,779 with 43 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 841,241 after another 1,919 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, announced on Monday that vaccinations for registered 18 and above citizens would be scheduled from June 3 (Thursday).

In a tweet, the minister urged citizens to start registering as soon as possible, adding that "this step ensured vaccination of all eligible age groups".

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 169.597 million and death toll tops 3.530 million.