COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,499 new infections, 39 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,499 new infections, 39 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 406,810 on Thursday after 3,499 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall, 177,625 cases were reported in Sindh, 121,083 in Punjab, 47,919 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,268 in Balochistan, 31,165 in Islamabad, 4,683 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and  7,067 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 8,205 with 39 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 346,951 after another 1,586 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has called for providing emergency financing for coronavirus-hit developing countries to help them avoid an economic collapse.

Addressing a high-level meeting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to UN Munir Akram highlighted the need for international cooperation during this critical period.

He called for ensuring the availability of the Covid-19 vaccine for all, adding that no one will be safe until the virus is controlled worldwide.

"Unless poorer countries are helped to control Covid-19 and revive the economic growth, the world will be unable to overcome the challenges it confronts," Akram


It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 64.4 million and death toll tops 1.492 million.