Pakistan recorded 81 more deaths due to coronavirus during the past 24 hours, pushing the country’s overall death toll to 24,085.
According National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) issued on Wednesday, the country’s number of overall confirmed cases has risen to 1,080,360 after 4,856 new infections.
Overall, 972,098 have recovered from the pandemic, said the NCOC, adding that the positivity rate of infections showed slight fall –7.50 percent as compared to yesterday’s 7.84 percent.
The NCOC data showed that 4,513 people are in critical condition.
The NCOC said overall 16,616,130 tests have been conducted so far to diagnose the deadly virus in Pakistan, including 65,690 in the past 24 hours.
Sindh province is the most affected region of the country with 403,964 infections, followed by the Punjab which has reported 367,054 cases.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remains third on the list with 149,532 cases, followed by Islamabad 91,672; Balochistan 31,298; AJK 27,899 and GB 8,941.
Meanwhile, Pakistan will receive a batch of 6 million doses of COVID vaccine under COVAX this week, boosting the country’s ability to inoculate its population as it faces the fourth wave of the virus.