Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crosses 12,000 mark

Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crosses 12,000 mark

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 12,000 mark on Monday, according to the data shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 555,511 after 1,037 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall, 251,047 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 160,935 in Punjab, 68,531 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,869 in Balochistan, 41,994 in Islamabad, 4,916 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 9,219 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 12,026 with 59 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 476,471 after another 1,243 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, China has donated COVID-19 vaccine for Pakistan's Armed Forces.

Pakistan military is the first foreign military to receive vaccine assistance from China.

As per the Inter-Services Public relations (ISPR), it has been decided to contribute complete Chinese vaccine donation in the national vaccine drive to be administered to front line healthcare workers across Pakistan who are real heroes fighting against pandemic and saving precious lives.

This is keeping with the armed forces' traditional spirit of 'nation comes first, always and every time.'

The ISPR added that the armed forces extend their deepest gratitude to China for this magnanimous donation during testing times.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 105.394,000 million and death toll tops 2.302,000 million.