Pak reports 330 new COVID-19 cases; nationwide tally reaches 280,027


Islamabad: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 280,027 on Monday after 330 new infections were detected in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.

Eight people died during the period, taking the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 5,984, the Ministry of National Health Services said.

The number of new cases is the lowest since April 14 when 280 infections were detected, it said.

The national tally of COVID-19 cases has reached 280,027.

A total of 248,973 people have recovered from the disease. Another 1,038 patients are in critical condition.

The authorities performed 11,026 tests in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests conducted in the country to 2,021,196.

Of the total infections, Sindh registered 121,486 cases, Punjab 93,197, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 34,223, Islamabad 15,076, Balochistan 11,774, Gilgit-Baltistan 2,180 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 2,093 cases, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the Punjab government announced to end the lockdown enforced in the province on the occasion of Eid al-Adha on midnight of August 2 instead of August 5.

The decision has been taken after encouraging results from smart samples collected from cattle markets, the government tweeted.