COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,119 new infections, 44 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,119 new infections, 44 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 413,191 on Saturday after 3,119 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.


Overall, 180,904 cases were reported in Sindh, 122,293 in Punjab, 48,683 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,392 in Balochistan, 31,992 in Islamabad, 4,708 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and  7,219 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 8,303 with 44 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 352,529 after another 2,224 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that approval of a vaccine for use in Britain this week does not mean the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference that many places around the world are facing very high transmission rates of coronavirus, and even as vaccines are approved, people must still follow national and local measures to limit the spread of infection.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 65.5 million and death toll tops 1.5 million.