Pakistan records 2,233 new COVID-19 cases

ISLAMABAD (XINHUA) – Pakistan reported 2,233 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said yesterday.

The overall tally of the infected people climbed to 1,234,828 across the country, said NCOC, the department leading Pakistan’s campaign against the pandemic.

Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has been the worst hit, with a total of 453,858 cases, followed by eastern Punjab province where the virus was detected in 426,639 people.

A total of 27,482 people died of COVID-19 in Pakistan, including 50 patients who lost their lives to the pandemic over the last 24 hours, the NCOC said.

The country currently has 60,952 active cases, while 1,146,394 others have recovered.

The vaccination drive in the country has also picked up the pace, with 25,493,964 people fully inoculated, according to the latest official data.

A man receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Pakistan. PHOTO: XINHUA