Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 725,602 on Monday after 4,584 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 269,126 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 250,459 in Punjab, 99,595 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 20,321 in Balochistan, 66,380 in Islamabad 5,127 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 14,594 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 15,501 with 58 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 634,835 after another 3,135 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan has appealed the people to fully comply with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to avert the spread of COVID-19.
Briefing media persons in Islamabad on Monday, he said burden on health care system has increased following surge in positivity ratio especially in big cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir.
The SAPM expressed the confidence that religious scholars will ensure compliance to the SOPs in the mosques during the holy month of Ramadan as was seen in the previous Ramadan.
He said the process of vaccination is underway and asked the people aged above sixty five to get themselves vaccinated without any appointment.
He asked the people above fifty years to get themselves registered for vaccination whilst those above sixty should get the vaccine on the given date.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 134.957 million and death toll tops 2.918 million.