COVID-19: Pakistan reports 516 new cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 516 new cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,270,322 on Wednesday after 516 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 468,401 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 439,450 in Punjab, 177,646 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 33,204 in Balochistan, 106,777 in Islamabad 10,387 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 34,450 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

As per the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 38,430 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 1.34%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 28,405 with 13 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,217,935 after another 717 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, said that Pakistan now has the lowest COVID-19 positivity ratio ever since the government started measuring the infection in the country.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the minister said that the country currently had the lowest number of patients in critical care as well as the lowest mortality in a year.

“Positive impact of vaccination showing but vaccination drive must continue,” the federal minister urged, further stating that globally 7,500 people died of COVID-19 on October 26.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 245.391 million and death toll tops 4,981,291.