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Pakistan reports 5,480 new COVID-19 cases and 151 deaths

Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio is reported to be 9.6% on Thursday.

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Pakistan has reported 5,480 new COVID-19 cases and 151deaths during the past 24 hours.

According to the data available with the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday, the total tally of COVID-19 cases stands at 815,711 with most cases reported in Punjab.

Punjab has reported 2,674 coronavirus cases and 103 deaths during the last 24 hours.

The provincial total is 298,818 and the death toll is 8,327.

Furthermore, Pakistan reported 3,699 coronavirus recoveries during the last 24 hours.

While the country’s COVID19 positivity rate has been recorded at 9.61.

As per the NCOC, during the last 24 hours, 57,013 tests were conducted across the country.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 927 coronavirus cases and 37 deaths during the last 24 hours. The provincial corona cases total has risen to 116,523 and the death toll is 3,238.

Meanwhile, Balochistan reported 173 coronavirus cases. the provincial tally has reached 22,118 and the death toll remains 223.

The coronavirus cases reported in federally administered territories is as follows:

  • Islamabad: 509 cases, 2 deaths
  • AJK: 152 cases, 2 deaths
  • GB: 16 cases, 1 death

 

Vaccination of citizens aged 40-49 years to commence from May 3: NCOC

 

Earlier in the day, NCOC notified that the vaccination drive for citizens of age 40 to 49 years will start from May 3.

Meanwhile, for the second consecutive day, more than 1 lakh people were vaccinated across the country, informs NCOC Chief Asad Umar.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.