COVID-19: Pakistan reports 583 new infections, 9 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 583 new infections, 9 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 302,375 on Thursday after another 1,087 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 316,934 after 583 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 139,195 cases were reported in Sindh, 100,275 in Punjab, 38,175 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,460 in Balochistan, 17,009 in Islamabad, 3,886 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,937 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,544 with 9 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has decided to review prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country and formulate comprehensive response to check any possible resurgence of the pandemic to ensure public health and safety.

As per the details, Planning Minister Asad Umar chaired the NCOC meeting in Islamabad on Thursday.

The forum decided that the review report will be shared with all stakeholders for their input and after consensus; implementation strategy will be issued in next few days.

Speaking on the occasion, Asad Umar emphasized that public safety is of utmost importance. The minister said success of national anti-COVID efforts should not be allowed to go waste.

Health experts apprised the forum of pattern and prevalence of possible second wave in the world and particularly in the region.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 36 million and death toll tops 1.05 million.