ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has crossed the 50,000 marks in the number of active coronavirus cases,. It is reaching yet another grim milestone as the second wave of virus surge across the country. Geo News citing National Command and Operations Centre data reported 3,499 new infections in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 406,810.
The pandemic movement in Pakistan has grown as the tally crossed 400,000 on December 1 with at least 29,881 new cases reported in the last 10 days. The highest number of coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours was reported in Sindh with 1,983 infections while Punjab came second with 727 new cases, Islamabad recorded 417, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 218, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 85, Balochistan 53, and the occupied Gilgit Baltistan 16. The WHO does not suggest countries issuing "immunity passports" for those who have recovered from coronavirus, but is investigating the prospects of using e-vaccination certificates, a WHO expert said. While 20 Indian soldiers died in the LAC clashes on June 15, the Chinese had suffered casualties too.
The country's death toll climbed to 8,205, out of which 3,091 are recorded in Punjab, 2,968 in Sindh, KP has reported 1,378 deaths, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 173, Balochistan 169, and the occupied Gilgit Baltistan 97.