Pakistan COVID-19 tally exceeds 2.17 lakh; 4,473 dead

COVID-19: Pakistan imposes mini-lockdown in Islamabad

New Delhi (NVI): Pakistan reported 4,339 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 2,17,470.

Meanwhile, 78 people lost their lives due to the deadly contagion, taking the total number of fatalities to 4,473.

Looking at the breakdown of cases, Sindh province has reported 86,795 coronavirus cases, highest among all the provinces, while Punjab has 77,740 positive cases.

On the other hand, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 26,938 cases, Balochistan is at 10,608, Gilgit-Baltistan at 1,511, Islamabad at 13,082 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is at 1,135 cases so far, according to media reports.

A total of 1,04,694 patients have recovered from the disease so far, making it almost half of the total cases.

According to the country’s Health Ministry, the number of COVID-19 cases were decreasing due to the ‘smart lockdowns’.