Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 123,400

Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 123,400

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Thursday rose to 123,493.

Overall, 45,463 cases were reported in Punjab, 46,828 in Sindh, 15,787 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 7,673 in Balochistan, 6,236 in Islamabad, 1,018 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 488 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The death toll related to coronavirus has reached 2,409 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.

The global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 7.38 million and death toll tops 415,000.