COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,362 new cases, 36 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 2,362 new cases, 36 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 440,787 on Monday after 2,362 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall, 195,702 cases were reported in Sindh, 127,541 in Punjab, 52,449 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,745 in Balochistan, 34,840 in Islamabad, 4,791 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 7,719 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 8,832 with 36 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 384,719 after another 1,719 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Chairperson Prime Minister's National Task Force on Science and Technology Dr Atta-ur-Rehman on Monday said that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available in Pakistan in the next two months.

He said that the richer and bigger countries have already paid for the vaccine.

"It will take time for smaller countries to procure the vaccine," Dr Atta-ur-Rehman said, adding that Pakistan will have to try hard itself to procure it.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 71 million and death toll tops 1.6 million.