Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases soar to 198,883

Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases soar to 198,883

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Saturday rose to 198,883 after 3,138 new virus cases surfaced in the country over the last twenty four hours.

Overall, 72,880 cases were reported in Punjab, 76,318 in Sindh, 24, 943 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10,116 in Balochistan, 12, 206 in Islamabad, 1,417 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 1,003 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 4,035 with 74 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours while around 86,906 patients have fully recovered from the disease.

Nearly one-and-a-half months after imposing the lockdown across the country, the government announced to ease the lockdown in phases, however, the number of coronavirus cases has continued to soar.

Meanwhile, National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Friday that some 189 additional oxygenated beds have been added in the government hospitals in Islamabad in the last four days to meet contingency requirements.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 9.9 million and death toll tops 496,000.