National tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases near 5,000

National tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases near 5,000

Lahore/Qurtta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Saturday rose to 4,974.

At least 2, 410 cases reported in Punjab, 1318 in Sindh, 656 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 228 in Balochistan, 215 in Gilgit Baltistan, 113 in Islamabad, and 34 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the National Command and Control Centre, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 80, while at least 762 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 102,000.

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.