Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 484,362 on Saturday after 2,184 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall, 216,632 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 139,341 in Punjab, 59,023 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,181 in Balochistan, 38,020 in Islamabad, 4,862 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 8,303 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 10,258 with 82 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 438,974 after another 1,745 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Friday said the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) meeting on January 4 would take major decisions regarding educational institutions, including resuming classes from January 11 and delaying examinations scheduled for March.
He was talking to a delegation of the Supreme Council of the All Private Schools Associations.
The minister said that the government stayed above politics while taking the decisions regarding educational institutions.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 81.9 million and death toll tops 1.8 million.