Pakistan reports 3,747 new COVID-19 cases

A health official walks after taking a sample from a person sitting in a car at a drive-through screening and testing facility for COVID-19 in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on June 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) — Pakistan on Saturday reported 3,747 new COVID-19 cases, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Sunday.

The NCOC, a department leading Pakistan’s campaign against the pandemic, said that the country’s number of overall confirmed cases had risen to 1,179,305, including 1,060,881 patients who have recovered after treatment.

The number of active cases has reached 92,249 who are under treatment across the country, including 5,506 critical patients.

According to the NCOC, the pandemic killed 61 people on Saturday, increasing the overall death toll to 26,175.

Pakistan’s southern Sindh province is the most affected region of the country in terms of the number of cases with 437,311 infections followed by the eastern Punjab province which has reported 401,373 cases.