COVID-19: Pakistan reports 5,480 new cases, 151 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 5,480 new cases, 151 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 815,711 on Thursday after 5,480 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 281,385 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 298,818 in Punjab, 116,523 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 22,118 in Balochistan, 74,640 in Islamabad, 5,296 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 16,931 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 17,680 with 151 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 708,193 after another 3,699 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) announced to have indigenously developed its own intensive care unit (ICU) ventilator named "i-LIVE".

According to an official statement issued on Wednesday, the ventilator has been developed by a PAEC team of diligent scientists and engineers applying all essential quality standards and regulatory requirements whereas doctors from the PAEC Hospital Islamabad provided valuable input during its development process.

Besides passing through all internal reviews and testing, the "i-LIVE" ventilator also successfully passed the independent reviews and testing conducted throughout the development lifecycle by the evaluation team from the Pakistan Innovation and Technology Centre (PITC) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 148.329 million and death toll tops 3.128 million.