COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,757 new cases, 78 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,757 new cases, 78 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 667,957 on Wednesday after 4,757 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

Overall 265,433 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 220,392 in Punjab, 87,055 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,557 in Balochistan, 57,833 in Islamabad 5,024 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 12,663 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 14,434 with 78 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 603,126 after another 2,848 virus recoveries were reported.

Meanwhile, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that the first batch of China's CanSino vaccine for the novel coronavirus is being received today.

Pakistan had participated in phase 3 trials of the vaccine, he added.

The minister added that Pakistan would also receive the vaccine in bulk from China by mid-April from which three million doses could be made.

"The bulk vaccine received will be formulated, sterilised and packed in Pakistan. For this purpose special equipment has been procured and manpower is being trained," Asad said.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 127.349,000 million and death toll tops 2.787, 000 million.