COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,047 new cases, 50 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,047 new cases, 50 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 432,327 on Friday after 3,047 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall, 191,246 cases were reported in Sindh, 125,897 in Punjab, 51,172 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,650 in Balochistan, 34,014 in Islamabad, 4,770 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 7,578 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 8,653 with 50 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 379,092 after another 4,791 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again appealed the nation to strictly follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Chairing a meeting of National Coordination Committee (NCC) in Islamabad on Thursday, the premier warned if the current trend of the virus persisted, it would put our hospitals, doctors and healthcare staff under tremendous pressure.

PM Khan said the opposition parties are holding public gatherings which increase the chances of the spread of the pandemic.

“By holding the gatherings, the opposition cannot put him or the government under pressure but they are putting the lives of people at risk,” PM Imran said.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 69.5 million and death toll tops 1.580 million.