The active cases toll of Pakistan due to the novel coronavirus is down to 35663 after the country reported 1,686 more recoveries in the past 24 hours.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 53 more people died during this period, bringing the death toll from the highly contagious disease to 10,311.
As many as 2,272 new cases of the coronavirus were reported during the past 24 hours, pushing the national tally of infections to 486,634.
A total of 44,392 samples were tested, out of which 2,272 turned out to be positive. The national positivity ratio of infections was recorded at 5.11 per cent.
Meanwhile the number of recovered patients stands stands at 440,660. 1,784 of the patients currently under treatment are said to be critical.
Sindh has so far reported 217,636 infections, Punjab 140,188, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 59,255, Balochistan 18,218, Islamabad 38,146, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 8,325 and Gilgit Baltistan 4,866.
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On the other hand, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government has set an example by taking timely and effective measures during the first wave of coronavirus pandemic in the province.
In a statement in Lahore, he said 1.25 billion rupees have been given to one hundred seventy thousand families under Chief Minister’s financial Programme in the province.
He said approval has been given to the design of South Punjab Secretariat building and appointments of high officials have also been made in this regard.
The Chief Minister said approval has also been given for recruitment of twenty thousand doctors, nurses and medical staff in health and ten thousand constables in Punjab Police Department.