COVID-19: Pakistan reports 441 new cases, 18 deaths in 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 441 new cases, 18 deaths in 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 281,459 on Wednesday after another 489 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 296,590 after 441 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 129,615 cases were reported in Sindh, 96,921 in Punjab, 36,265 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12,899 in Balochistan, 15,666 in Islamabad, 2,922 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,302 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,318 with 18 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the United States (US) said it will not join global efforts to find a Covid-19 vaccine.

The White House spokesperson Judd Deere, in a statement, said the US will continue to engage international partners to defeat the virus, but will not be constrained by multilateral organisations influenced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and China.

Over 150 countries are setting up the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 25.83 million and death toll tops 856,000.