Pakistan confirms 1,232 new COVID-19 cases – South Asia Time

Pakistan confirms 1,232 new COVID-19 cases

 February 23, 2022  

Islamabad — Pakistan confirmed 1,232 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Wednesday.

The NCOC, a department leading the nation’s campaign against the pandemic, said the country’s number of confirmed cases has increased to 1,503,873 while 1,409,515 out of them have recovered.

The country’s daily COVID-19 death toll witnessed a hike again after several days of decline as 43 people succumbed to the virus on Tuesday, taking the total number of coronavirus deaths to 30,096, said the NCOC statistics.

The active cases dropped to 64,262 after 3,154 patients recovered on Tuesday. There are 1,230 patients in critical condition and being treated at intensive care units in different hospitals of the country.

Pakistan’s southern Sindh province is the most-affected region of the country in terms of the number of cases with 565,319 infections, followed by the eastern Punjab province, which has reported 499,768 cases so far. ( Xinhua)