Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 715,968 on Saturday after 5,139 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 268,284 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 245,923 in Punjab, 97,318 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 20,178 in Balochistan, 64,902 in Islamabad 5,103 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 14,260 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 15,329 with 100 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 627,561 after another 1,772 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Munir Akram has said that the global community must avoid vaccine nationalism both in terms of production and distribution.
In a media briefing in New York, he said vaccine inequality will slow down the recovery process from the coronavirus pandemic.
“Vaccine inequality is becoming more and more visible and this will translate into inequality in the impact of the pandemic, both economic and social,” the envoy noted.
Munir Akran said we need to have quick action on the response to pandemic and to contain the virus equitably and globally.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 133.552 million and death toll tops 2.894 million.