KARACHI: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan has surged to 176,617 while the death toll stands at 3,501.
According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 4,846 cases of coronavirus were reported while 46 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.
As many as 105,224 patients have recovered from the disease, while the country is still witnessing a consistent rise in the COVID-19 cases. As per details, 21 percent of the cases have foreign travel history while 79 percent of the cases are reported to be locally transmitted.
There have been 64,216 cases so far been detected in Punjab, 67,353 in Sindh, 21,444 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9,328 in Balochistan, 10,279 Islamabad, 1,278 in Gilgit Baltistan and 814 in Azad Kashmir.
Out of a total of 3,501 deaths, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 808 deaths, Sindh 1,048, Balochistan 100, Gilgit-Baltistan 21, Punjab 1,347, Azad Kashmir 19 and Islamabad Capital Territory has reported 71 deaths.
As many as 2,190 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in Sindh alone overnight, revealed Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah earlier on Saturday, adding that the virus had claimed another 35 lives, taking the death toll to 1,048.
The chief minister further said 2,190 more people tested positive in the province during the last 24 hours, and 1,988 of them belonged to Karachi.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had instructed parliamentarians of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to create an awareness campaign for the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government.
He asked parliamentarians to encourage people to adopt precautionary measures, adding that it is important to raise individual and collective responsibility to contain the spread of the virus.