Pakistan's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crosses 48,000

Pakistan's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crosses 48,000

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Thursday rose to 48,091.

Overall, 17,382 cases were reported in Punjab, 18,964 in Sindh, 6,815 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,968 in Balochistan, 579 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 1,017, while at least 14,155 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, the Punjab government has allowed resumption of inter-city and inter-district transport services after a 20% reduction in fares.

Partial domestic flight operations were also restored in the country from five major airports on Saturday to facilitate the passengers.

The global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 5 million and death toll tops 326,000.