Pakistan recorded 1,980 new cases of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours, pushing the tally of confirmed infections to 978,847.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 24 more people succumbed to the disease during this period, taking the death toll to 22,642.
A total of 47,472 tests were conducted during the previous 24 hours, out of which results of 1,980 patients came back positive. The positivity rate of infections was recorded at 4.17 per cent.
Earlier, the Sindh Health Department confirmed that 35 cases of the Delta variant, a highly infectious strain of COVID-19, which was first detected in India, have been reported in Karachi.
35 cases of the Delta variant were detected in samples collected from June 25 to July 9.
The cases also involved a family of five living in Karachi’s Lyari locality.