COVID-19: Pakistan reports 330 new infections, 5 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 330 new infections, 5 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 286,157 on Tuesday after another 141 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 299,233 after 330 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 130,807 cases were reported in Sindh, 97,306 in Punjab, 36,663 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 13,321 in Balochistan, 15,762 in Islamabad, 3,041 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,333 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,350 with 5 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Punjab's Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department has issued an awareness booklet to educate students about the novel coronavirus.

Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman said educational institutions are reopening and it is necessary to make arrangements to ensure the safety of children and their parents.

He said parents should educate their children about the virus.

"An awareness booklet will be introduced for teachers and school administration soon," Captain (retd) Usman added.

On Monday, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood, while addressing a press conference, announced that educational institutions will reopen across the country in phases starting September 15, as COVID-19 infections continue to decline.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 27.42 million and death toll tops 892,000.