COVID-19: Pakistan reports 53 more deaths, 1346 new cases during last 24 hours

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Islamabad/Lahore/Karachi (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan on Sunday reported 53 more deaths due to COVID-19 infection and 1,346 new positive cases during the last 24 hours.

The death toll due to pandemic has now reached 11,967 and there are 32,265 active cases in the country.

On Wednesday, Pakistan started vaccinating frontline health workers against the coronavirus amid a steady decline in confirmed cases and fatalities.

The start of the vaccine campaign comes days after Pakistan received half a million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine donated by China.

At a ceremony in Islamabad, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar paid tribute to the health workers, saying they were real heroes as they put their lives at risk in the fight against Covid-19.