Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 272,128 on Wednesday after another 2,119 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 290,445 after 613 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.
Overall, 126,743 cases were reported in Sindh, 95,742 in Punjab, 35,401 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12,370 in Balochistan, 15,412 in Islamabad, 2,565 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,212 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,201 with 11 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a delegation of private school owners called on Punjab Minister for Education Dr Murad Raas in Lahore.
The meeting issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the opening of schools, keeping in view the guidelines of international organisations.
The province's education minister said the final decision for reopening educational institutions will be made at a meeting in the first week of September.
He maintained that teachers will be trained on the implementation of SOPs.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 22 million and death toll tops 780,000.