Pakistan's COVID-19 recoveries reach 269,087

Pakistan's COVID-19 recoveries reach 269,087

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 269,087 on Monday after another 2786 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 289,458 after 488 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 126,425 cases were reported in Sindh, 95,447 in Punjab, 35,215 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12,295 in Balochistan, 15,346 in Islamabad, 2,502 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,184 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,184 with 7 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates had a telephonic conversation to discuss Pakistan's Covid-19 response.

Bill Gates appreciated Pakistan's success against the novel coronavirus despite resource constraints.

The army chief said the success was executed through the mechanism of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) which allowed optimisation of resources.

UNESCO on Monday stated that COVID-19 has created the “largest disruption of education in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners globally”.