Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 165,062

Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 165,062

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Friday rose to 160, 118 after 4,944 new infections were reported over the past 24 hours.

Overall, 61,678 cases were reported in Punjab, 62,269 in Sindh, 20,182 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8,998 in Balochistan, 9,941 in Islamabad, 1,225 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 769 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 3,229 with 136 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours while around 61,383 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

Nearly one-and-a-half months after imposing the lockdown across the country, the government announced to ease the lockdown in phases, however, the number of coronavirus cases has continued to soar.

However, the NCOS on said that Pakistan reported fifth consecutive day decline in coronavirus cases on Friday.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Friday said that welfare of the frontline health workers against COVID-19 is the top priority of the government.

Addressing the media in Islamabad, he said the government has established an integrated complaint management system to address complaints of the frontline health workers.

Dr Zafar Mirza said they can register their complaints at 1166 or WhatsApp number 00923001111166. He said their complaints will be addressed on priority basis.

The SAPM said that a comprehensive package has already been announced for the health workers fighting against coronavirus pandemic.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 8.5 million and death toll tops 454,000.