Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 539,387 on Thursday after 1,910 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall, 243,683 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 155,805 in Punjab, 66,198 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,788 in Balochistan, 41,076 in Islamabad, 4,906 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 8,931 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 11,514 with 64 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 494,578 after another 2,371 virus recoveries were reported.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister and National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Chief Asad Umar said that the Covid-19 mass vaccination in Pakistan will start from next week.
In a tweet on Wednesday, the minister said: "The system for vaccination is in place. Hundreds of vaccination centres in the country will be administering the covid vaccine. Inshallah, the vaccination of front line health workers will start next week."
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 100 million and death toll tops 2.149,000 million.