Pakistan's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crosses 64,000

Pakistan's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crosses 64,000

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Friday rose to 64,520.

Overall, 22,964 cases were reported in Punjab, 26,113 in Sindh, 8,842 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,616 in Balochistan, 658 in Gilgit Baltistan, 2,100 in Islamabad, and 227 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the National Command and Control Centre, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 1,346, while at least 22,305 patients have fully recovered.

The number of coronavirus cases has continued to soar despite the country remained under a lockdown nearly one and a half month.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Covid-19 is a global problem that requires a global solution.

The premier said this while addressing a virtual United Nations (UN) event on Financing for Development in the Covid-19 era and Beyond.

The event was hosted by the UN secretary general and the Canadian and Jamaican prime ministers on Thursday.

Pleading for the help of developed countries to the developing nations, Imran Khan said it is very important for the developed world at this critical juncture to look after the people of developing countries, who are struggling.

The global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 5.8 million and death toll tops 359,000.