Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 213,470

Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 213,470

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Wednesday rose to 213,470 after about 4,133 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country over the last twenty-four hours.

Overall, 76,262 cases were reported in Punjab, 84,640 in Sindh, 26,598 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10476 in Balochistan, 12,912 in Islamabad, 1,489 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 1,093 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 4,395 with 91 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours while around 100,802 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

Nearly one-and-a-half months after imposing the lockdown across the country, the government announced to ease the lockdown in phases, however, the number of coronavirus cases has continued to soar.

Meanwhile, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has stated that the tenth consignment of safety equipment has been dispatched to Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The NDMA said that the protective equipment dispatched to Balochistan includes about 122,000 masks, 5,811 safety suits and 32,885 medical gowns. Similarly, 55,950 masks, 3,385 safety suits, and 15,069 medical gowns were sent to Gilgit-Baltistan.

Besides, face shields, surgical caps, gloves, plastic boots, shoes cover and protective glasses were also given.

The other provinces are also being provided 10th consignment, the statement added.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 10.5 million and death toll tops 506,000.