Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 119,536

Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 119,536

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Thursday rose to 119,536 after 5,834 new infections were reported over the past 24 hours.

Overall, 45,463 cases were reported in Punjab, 43,790 in Sindh, 15,206 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 7,335 in Balochistan, 6,236 in Islamabad, 1,018 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 488 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 2,356 with 101 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours while around 38,391 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

The number of coronavirus cases has continued to soar despite the country remained under a lockdown nearly one and a half month.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has provided 90 more portable ventilators to all provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

According to a statement issued by NDMA, Punjab and Sindh have been given 25 portable ventilators each while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have been provided 15 and 10 ventilators respectively.

It said five portable ventilators were provided to hospitals in AJK and five in Islamabad while Gilgit-Baltistan has already received different types of ventilators along with five portable ventilators.

The NDMA statement added that these ventilators can be installed in ambulances and can also be moved from one bed to another bed on requirement.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 7.38 million and death toll tops 415,000.