Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 559,093 on Wednesday after 1,502 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall, 252,296 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 162,391 in Punjab, 68,972 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,898 in Balochistan, 42,279 in Islamabad, 4,923 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 9,334 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 12,185 with 57 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 516,683 after another 1,732 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar on Wednesday announced that the inoculation drive to vaccinate those aged 65 and above against Covid-19 will begin in March.
Taking to Twitter, Asad Umar also announced that the government will kick off registration process for the vaccination drive by as early as next week.
“Inshallah will be opening up registration next week for covid vaccination for those 65 years and above. The vaccination of those who register in this category will start in March,” the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader wrote.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 106.555,000 million and death toll tops 2.333,000 million.