COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,340 new cases, 36 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,340 new cases, 36 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 569,846 on Saturday after 1,340 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall, 255,430 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 166,777 in Punjab, 70,716 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,972 in Balochistan, 43,282 in Islamabad, 4,951 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and  9,718 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 12,563 with 36 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 533,202 after another 1,362 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the leaders of G-7 countries have pledged to intensify co-operation on Covid-19 and increase their contribution to the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative.

A joint statement released after a virtual summit of G7 countries said the leaders of these countries have raised their overall commitment to 7.5 billion dollar for Covax vaccine sharing plan.

The Covax scheme is aimed at getting at least 1.3billion vaccine doses to vulnerable populations worldwide in the coming months.

Commenting on the development, World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he is grateful for the new commitments by the G-7 leaders.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 109.997,000 million and death toll tops 2.435,000 million.