ISLAMABAD: The number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in Pakistan as the country reported 841 confirmed COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours.
According to the latest data released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), at least 19 deaths were reported due to the COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,970.
The health officials have so far conducted 2, 480,27 COVID-19 tests and 25,507 in the past 24 hours. 247,171 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country so far.
As per NCOC, Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the epidemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 120,550 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 92,873 in Punjab, 33,958 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,732 in Balochistan, 15,014 in Islamabad 2,105 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 2,073 in Azad Kashmir.
On Friday, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the global COVID-19 outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future.
“The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come,” Tedros told a meeting of the WHO’s emergency committee, according to remarks released by the agency.
The pandemic has killed more than 670,000 people since emerging in Wuhan, China, with more than 17 million cases diagnosed.