Coronavirus cases in Pakistan exceed 2.34 lakh; death toll tops 4,800

New Delhi (NVI): Pakistan reported 2,691 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in weeks, taking the nationwide tally to 2,34,283.

Meanwhile, 77 people lost their lives due to the deadly contagion, taking the total number of fatalities to 4,839.

Looking at the breakdown of cases, Sindh province has reported 96,236 coronavirus cases, highest among all the provinces, while Punjab has 82,669 positive cases.

On the other hand, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 28,236 cases, Balochistan is at 10,841, Gilgit-Baltistan at 1,587, Islamabad at 13,557 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is at 1,383 cases so far, according to media reports.

A total of 1,34,957 patients have recovered from the disease so far, making it almost half of the total cases.

Meanwhile, in a significant step towards making Pakistan self-reliant in production of medical equipment, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the country’s first indigenous ventilators’ manufacturing facility, Dawn News reported.