COVID-19: Pakistan reports 798 new infections, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 798 new infections, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 295,333 on Saturday after another 593virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to309,581after 566new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 135,488cases were reported in Sindh, 98,941in Punjab, 37,588in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 14,932in Balochistan, 16,367 in Islamabad, 3,608inGilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,610 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,451with 7fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 deaths could more than double to two million without collective action against the pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

According to a foreign news agency, the number of cases worldwide has soared past 32 million, with deaths approaching one million, the global economy devastated, and major cultural and sports events disrupted.

"One million is a terrible number and we need to reflect on that before we start considering a second million," the WHO's emergencies director Michael Ryan told reporters when asked how high the death toll could go.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 32.4 million and death toll tops 984,000.