Pakistan's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crosses 47,000

Pakistan's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crosses 47,000

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Wednesday rose to 47, 282.

Overall, 16,685 cases were reported in Punjab, 18,964 in Sindh, 6,815 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,968 in Balochistan, 556 in Gilgit Baltistan, 1,138 in Islamabad, and 133 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the National Command and Control Centre, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 1,010, while at least 13,101 patients have fully recovered.

The number of coronavirus cases has continued to soar despite the country remained under a lockdown nearly one and a half month.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Telehealth portal in Islamabad aimed at providing free medical assistance to the patients during Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking on the occasion, the premier said that interaction through the WhatsApp mobile numbers would help the patients get medical advice without leaving their homes.

Later on Wednesday, Prime Minister addressed COVID19 Action Platform of World Economic Forum (WEF) through video link tonight.

He said that coordinated global efforts were required to overcome the challenge of Covid-19 pandemic, reiterating his call for debt relief for developing countries.

The global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 4.9 million and death toll tops 322,000.