Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 607,453 on Monday after 2,253 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 261,411 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 186,659 in Punjab, 76,104 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,220 in Balochistan, 48,081 in Islamabad 4,961 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 11,017 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 13,537 with 29 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 571,878 after another 1,307 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that the third wave of COVID-19 is more lethal as compared to previous as its mortality rate is also higher.
Talking to a private news channel, he said the vaccination registration for people aged 50 or above would open in coming 10 days.
The minister said those who are 60 or above must get registered their names for vaccination because coronavirus can hit them easily.
Asad said that he government has placed order for COVID-19 vaccine to a company for 30 million people of the country and the first batch of vaccine would be received during the current month or next.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 119.220,000 million and death toll tops 2.642,000 million.