Pakistan’s active coronavirus cases jumped past 35,000 for the first time since October 15, 2021, when the country recorded 26,974 cases, National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) data showed Monday morning, as it gets ready to review coronavirus curbs in a meeting scheduled for today.
The NCOC had on Saturday reviewed the existing protocols and called on the health and education ministers to suggest a new set of guidelines amid the fifth wave of coronavirus that has the government worried.
As many as 4,340 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours after 49,809 tests were taken. The active case count stood at 35,884.
This is the third consecutive day of Pakistan recording COVID-19 cases over the 4,000-mark, which is the highest daily tally since August 25 last year.
Meanwhile, seven deaths due to COVID-19 pushed the death toll to 29,019, the NCOC’s data showed.