The number of novel coronavirus infections in Pakistan has crossed the 500,000 mark on Sunday after the country reported 2,899 new cases in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest data issued by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) showed that the pace of the pandemic has quickened with 20,598 more cases in just nine days since the New Year started.
The most number of cases was recorded in Sindh with 1,505 new infections, followed by 798 cases in Punjab, 397 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 150 in Islamabad, 27 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 22 in Balochistan.
More 46 deaths were reported in a single day bring the national Coronavirus death tally to 10644.
It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) revealed on Saturday that 40 percent households across the country is facing moderate or severe food insecurity in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic.
Pakistan’s 60 percent households possessed adequate access to food in both quality and quantity. There are 30 percent households who are facing moderate food insecurity and uncertainties about their ability to obtain food, and have been forced to compromise on quality and quantity of the food they consume.