Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crosses 13,000 mark

Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crosses 13,000 mark

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 13,000 mark on Wednesday, according to the data shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 583,916 after 1,388 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall, 258,679 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 173,395 in Punjab, 72,801 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,076 in Balochistan, 44,690 in Islamabad, 4,956 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 10,319 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 13,013 with 75 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 554,255 after another 6,849 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday announced that China would send 0.5 million more doses of coronavirus vaccine for Pakistan’s frontline workers and senior citizens.

Talking to the media after the launch of celebrations of the establishment of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations along with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, he said that China had already gifted 500,000 doses of vaccine Sinopharm to the Pakistani nation for its frontline health workers.

"Both the countries would tackle the coronavirus pandemic together," he emphasised.

FM Qureshi said that ties between Islamabad and Beijing have deepened further.

"The two countries would hold a series of events to celebrate the establishment of diplomatic relations, " he said.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 114.140,000 million and death toll tops 2.535,000 million.