Lahore/Qurtta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Monday rose to 3,278.
At least 1,493 case reported in Punjab, 881 in Sindh, 405 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 192 in Balochistan, 210 in Gilgit Baltistan, 78 in Islamabad, and 15 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the National Command and Control Centre, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 48, while at least 257 patients have fully recovered.
The number of coronavirus cases have continued to soar despite the country being under a lockdown for the third consecutive week. The nation-wide lockdown has now been extended by two more weeks, till April 14.
The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus now stands at above 68,000.
More than 1 million declared cases have been registered in 200 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Of these cases, at least 250,000 are now considered recovered.