Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 278,425 on Tuesday after another 1,596 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 293,711 after 450 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.
Overall, 128,456 cases were reported in Sindh, 96,391 in Punjab, 35,796 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12,560 in Balochistan, 15,531 in Islamabad, 2,720 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,257 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,255 with 9 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has directed all provinces to ensure strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) pertaining to the novel coronavirus in Muharram.
Speaking at the video link meeting of the NCOC, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar appreciated the strict implementation of SOPs in Hazara Town, Quetta, Lahore and Islamabad.
He asked all provincial governments to closely monitor Covid-19 developments during Muharram.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 23.65 million and death toll tops 811,000.