COVID-19: Pakistan reports 847 new infections, 12 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 847 new infections, 12 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 310,101 on Saturday after another 455 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 327,063 after 847 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 143,222 cases were reported in Sindh, 102,467 in Punjab, 38,923 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,791 in Balochistan, 18,764 in Islamabad, 4,148 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 3,748 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,727 with 12 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed the need to adopt precautionary measures to control the resurgence of Covid-19 cases.

Talking to Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai in Quetta, the president maintained that the COVID-19 situation is not alarming in Pakistan but it is once again becoming a concern in many countries.

The Balochistan governor Yasinzai informed President Alvi that the teaching process has restarted in universities under strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Balochistan chief secretary apprised the meeting that the rate of Covid-19 in the province stands at 1.5 per cent and 500 students tested positive for the virus.

The president lauded the provincial government for steps taken to control the spread of the virus.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 41.8 million and death toll tops 1.1 million.