Pakistan reported 149 deaths due to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the national death tally to 16,243.
According to the National Command and Operations Center, after the inclusion of 6,127 infections, the total number of confirmed cases in Pakistan has reached to 756,285.
The number of active cases across the country now stands at 79,108 whereas 654,956 people have recovered from Coronavirus. The highest number of deaths due to coronavirus has been reported in Punjab where 7,333 people lost their lives whereas 4,544 people lost their lives in Sindh, 2,832 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 631 in Islamabad, 103 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 223 in Balochistan and 428 in Azad Kashmir.
Statistics 18 April 21:
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 71,836
Positive Cases: 6,127
Positivity % : 8.52%
Deaths : 149
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) April 18, 2021
The total number of coronavirus cases in Islamabad is 68,906, whereas as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recorded 105,438 cases so far, Punjab recorded 264,010 cases, Sindh reported 271,524 cases, Balochistan recorded 20,760 cases, Azad Kashmir reported 15,304 cases and Gilgit-Baltistan cases 5,174 since outbreak in the country.
Let it be known that the National Command and Operations Center has declared 26 districts of Pakistan as high risk.
On the other hand, the government has decided to start vaccination of people in the age group of 50 to 59 from Wednesday.
The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of National Command and Operation Center chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in Islamabad.
Asad Umar once again asked the people to get them registered for the vaccination.
Vaccination for age group 50-59 years will start from Wednesday, 21st April. Please register yourself to get scheduled accordingly. Centers are operating in two shifts. pic.twitter.com/tN5zOwIfhn
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) April 17, 2021