Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,17,1578 on Friday after 3,787 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 26,035 with 57 new deaths.
At least 435,159 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 397,694 in Punjab 163,677 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 100,242 in Islamabad, 32,329 in Balochistan, 32,484 in Azad Kashmir, and 9,993 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
On Wednesday, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said 35 per cent of the eligible population in the country has received at least one dose of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine.
In a post on Twitter, while giving the province-wise breakdown, the minister said that 69 per cent of Islamabad's population, 51 per cent of Azad Kashmir's, 39 per cent of Gilgit Baltistan's, 37 per cent of Punjab's population, 35 per cent of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's, 32 per cent of Sindh and 12 per cent of Balochistan population had received at least one vaccine dose till today (Wednesday).