Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 582,528 on Tuesday after 1,163 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall, 258,412 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 172,683 in Punjab, 72,615 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,066 in Balochistan, 44,516 in Islamabad, 4,956 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 10,280 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 12,938 with 42 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 547,406 after another 1,035 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of new coronavirus infections globally rose last week for the first time in seven week.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the rise in cases is disappointing but not surprising and urged countries not to relax measures to fight the disease.
He urged governments to continue testing, contact tracing, isolation, supported quarantine and quality care, and individuals to avoid crowds, practice physical distancing, hand hygiene, wear masks and ensure proper ventilation.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 113.820,000 million and death toll tops 2.527,000 million.