Pakistan has recorded 2,145 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the tally of confirmed cases to 993,872.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 37 more people died from the infection during this period, pushing the death toll to 22,848.
A total of 40,805 samples were tested, out of which 2,145 were found to be carrying the deadly virus. The infection rate was recorded at 5.25 per cent, the NCOC said.
The number of total tests to diagnose the pandemic in the country stands at 15,484,282, while 921,095 people have regained their health from the COVID-19.
2,697 people are still critical and being treated at the various hospitals of the country.
Yesterday, Secretary of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Dr. Qaiser Sajjad had warned that a rapid increase of India’s Delta variant in Karachi and Lahore could lead the COVID situation out of control.
Dr. Qaiser Sajjad said that the Delta variant is spreading at a fast pace in Karachi while Lahore is also reporting COVID-19 cases of this variant. “I beg people to implement coronavirus SOPs especially while going to Eid congregations and cattle markets,” he said.