COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,701 new cases, 54 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,701 new cases, 54 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 600,198 on Friday after 2,701 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 260,661 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 182,576 in Punjab, 75,052 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,171 in Balochistan, 46,963 in Islamabad 4,959 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 10,816 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 13,430 with 54 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 568,065 after another 1,573 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has joined the United Nations' (UN) new campaign to ensure the availability of COVID-19 vaccines everywhere and everyone.

In a tweet, Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN Munir Akram said that it is vital to control the pandemic for quick recovery of the virus-hit world economy.

In another tweet, Ambassador Munir Akram said that we must fully support the COVAX Facility.
Earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the world community to join hands and vaccines must be considered a global public good.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 118.058,000 million and death toll tops 2.621,000 million.