Lahore/Qurtta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Thursday rose to 4,417.
At least 2, 166 cases reported in Punjab, 1128 in Sindh, 560 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 212 in Balochistan, 213 in Gilgit Baltistan, 102 in Islamabad, and 28 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the National Command and Control Centre, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 63, while at least 572 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 81,000.
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 300,000 are now considered recovered.