Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 750,158 on Saturday after 4,976 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall 271,524 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 264,010 in Punjab, 104,480 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 20,760 in Balochistan, 68,906 in Islamabad 5,174 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 15,304 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 16,094 with 112 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 654,956 after another 4,181 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, President of United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Pakistan Permanent Representative to the UN Munir Akram has called for boosting the production of vaccines against Coronavirus in order to defeat the deadly pandemic that has caused a human, economic and social crisis.
Addressing the ECOSOC's special ministerial meeting on the topic, "A vaccine for all" at the UN, he said Covid-19 is the most severe health and economic crisis, world has faced in the century.
“We need to find ways to support the weak health systems and infrastructure of the developing countries,” he asserted.
Munir Akram urged the need to remove obstacles such as export restrictions and vaccine nationalism.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 138.688 million and death toll tops 2.978 million.