Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crosses 11,000 mark

Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crosses 11,000 mark

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 11,000 mark on Tuesday, according to the data shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 523,011 after 1,920 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall, 236,530 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 150,316 in Punjab, 63,825 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,622 in Balochistan, 40,177 in Islamabad, 4,887 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 8,654 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 11,055 with 58 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 476,471 after another 1,243 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the authorities have approved the emergency use of two anti-coronavirus vaccines including AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine with 70.4% efficacy and China's Sinopharm vaccine with an efficacy of 79%.

With the approval by Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP), the federal and provincial governments as well as the private sector is free to import the vaccines and administer it.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 93.8 million and death toll tops 2.026,000 million.