Pakistan reports 16 deaths, 1,160 COVID-19 cases in a day

Pakistan reports 16 deaths, 1,160 COVID-19 cases in a day

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has recorded 16 more coronavirus-related deaths in past 24 hours, surging the overall death toll to 12,617 on Monday.

According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 1,160 fresh infections were reported in the last 24 hours as the number of positive cases has surged to 572,334.

The total count of active cases is 24,226. In the past 24 hours, as many as 1,384 patients have recovered from the virus in a day and 1,605 patients are still in critical condition.

A total of 32,313 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 535,491 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 8,718,555 samples have been tested thus far.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 256,220 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 167,819 in Punjab 71,043 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 43,485 in Islamabad, 18,988 in Balochistan, 9,828 in Azad Kashmir and 4,951 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 5,208 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,292 in Sindh, 2,036 in KP, 492 in Islamabad, 288 in Azad Kashmir, 199 in Balochistan, and 102 in GB.

Meanwhile, Minister for Planning Asad Umar in a tweet on Monday said registration for COVID-19 vaccine is now open for all citizens 65 years and above. The citizen can get registered through CNIC number sending on 1166.

The minister said vaccination for this age group will start next month.