Pakistan has recorded 55 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours bringing the national death tally to 10,047.
According to the statistics of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 2,155 new infections were reported during the last 24 hours.
After the inclusion of fresh infections, national tally of cases now currently stands at 477,240.
As many as 4,619 patients have recovered from the virus in a day and 2,219 patients are in critical condition. The total count of active cases is 37,080. Moreover, a total of 36,390 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 430,113 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 6,656,373 samples have been tested thus far.
It is pertinent to mention here that a spokesman for the National Ministry for Health on Tuesday said that they were examining eight samples for a new COVID-19 variant believed to be originated from the United Kingdom.
According to the spokesman, the national health ministry are taking strict measures against the new variant of the COVID-19 and will further disseminate information in this regard among masses.
We are examining the presence of new COVID-19 variant in the passengers who had travelled from Britain and will need some time to examine these samples,” the official said adding that five samples are being tested at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad and three at Agha Khan Laboratory in Karachi.