COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,075 new cases, 91 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,075 new cases, 91 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,131,659 on Tuesday after 4,075 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 422,418 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 382,332 in Punjab, 157,721 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 31,865 in Balochistan, 96,771 in Islamabad 9,687 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 30,865 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 59,943 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 6.79%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 25,094 with 91 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,015,519 after another 2,857 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Oman has allowed Pakistani nationals holding a COVID-19 vaccine certificate to travel to the country from September 1, the Omani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.

In a notification, it was mentioned that the list of countries, including Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, from which arrivals are prohibited from entering the territory of the Sultanate has been terminated.

All Omani citizens, residents of Oman, visa holders of Oman, those who do not require a visa to travel to Oman, and those who can obtain a visa upon arrival are allowed to enter the country in accordance with the pre-COVID system.

Moreover, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday called for a two-month moratorium on administering booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines as a means of reducing global vaccine inequality and preventing the emergence of new coronavirus variants.

He said that priority should be given to raising vaccination rates in countries where only 1% or 2% of the population has been inoculated.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 213.345 million and death toll tops 4,454,131.