COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,689 new cases, 84 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,689 new cases, 84 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,197,887 on Friday after 3,689 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 442,401 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 410,463 in Punjab, 167,154 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 32,517 in Balochistan, 102,094 in Islamabad 10,127 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 33,131 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 61,128 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 6.03%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 26,497 with 84 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,079,867 after another 3,755 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, said on Friday that more than twenty million people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country.

In a tweet, the minister said that fifty million people have received at least one dose of anti Covid vaccine.

 “In the early days of the vaccination campaign we had set a daunting target of vaccinating 7 crore people by the end of this year. Happy to report that 5 crore people have now received at least 1 dose. More than 2 crore fully vaccinated. Inshallah will meet & surpass the target,” Asad Umar said.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 224.063 million and death toll tops 4,621,398.