Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 592,100 on Monday after 1,579 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall, 259,855 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 177,823 in Punjab, 74,027 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,117 in Balochistan, 45,740 in Islamabad 4,959 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 10,579 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 13,227 with 22 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 560,458 after another 1,210 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning Development and head of the National Coordination and Operations Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar said that vaccination drive for people aged 60 and above will begin from March 10.
In a tweet on Sunday, the NCOC chief said that the vaccinations will be held in reverse order, "Which means the oldest person who has registered will be vaccinated first," he added.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 116.135,000 million and death toll tops 2.581,000 million.