Pakistan reports 74 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus outbreak bringing the death tally to 5,197, with 248,872 confirmed cases.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 2,521 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Sindh has become the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 103,836 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh,
86,556 in Punjab,
30,078 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
11,157 in Balochistan,
14,023 in Islamabad,
1,658 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,564 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore 2,006 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab,
1,747 in Sindh,
1,087 in KP,
126 in Balochistan, 152 in Islamabad, 36 in GB and 43 in Azad Kashmir.
Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.
Provision Of Relief Is Our Top Priority: PM
Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan said that providing relief to the poor segments of the society the top priority, a strategy must formulated to revive the economy and keep the people safe from coronavirus.
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the Economic Think Tank, also attended by Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Dr Ishrat Hussain and Governor SBP Raza Baqir.
During the meeting, Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Sheikh briefed on the objectives of the Economic Think Tank.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that tough measures would have to be taken to improve the economy in difficult times.
He said that due to Coronavirus, the economy of the whole world including Pakistan badly affected. The first priority is to have a strategy to revive the economy and keep the people safe from the pandemic.
He said that in the current situation, an out-of-the-box solution needed for economic growth. Coronavirus has negatively affected Pakistan as well as the global economy.