Pakistan records over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for 2nd consecutive day

2021-07-29 06:05:21 GMT2021-07-29 14:05:21(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

ISLAMABAD, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan recorded more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Thursday.

The NCOC, a department leading Pakistan's campaign against the pandemic, said that a total of 4,497 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday, raising the overall cases to 1,020,324.

A total of 23,209 people have died of the disease, including 76 patients who died over the last 24 hours, the NCOC said.

According to a statement by the NCOC, the country's southern Sindh province has been the worst hit, with a total of 374,434 cases, followed by east Punjab province where the disease was detected in 354,904 people.

Pakistan has administered 27,875,999 doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far. A total of 849,634 doses have been administered over the last 24 hours, according to the NCOC. Enditem