COVID-19: Pakistan reports 73 deaths and 2,459 in past 24 hours

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th Dec, 2020. 11:25 am

Pakistan has reported 73 deaths and 2,459 new cases due to the COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

According to the government’s portal of COVID-19, the death toll has reached to 8,905 whereas the national caseload stands at 443,246

Currently, there are 48,008 active cases across the country. Moreover, The country also reported 1,614 recoveries, taking the total number to 386,333.

So far, Sindh has reported 196692 cases and 3146 deaths, Punjab 128138 cases and 3422 deaths, Balochistan 17771 cases and 174 deaths, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 52787 infections and 1477 fatalities.

The Federal Capital Islamabad reported 35045 cases and 377 deaths, Azad Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 7750 cases and 191 deaths, while Gilgit-Baltistan has confirmed 4793 infections and 99 deaths.

On the other hand, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Dr. Faisal Sultan has said the role of media is important in creating public awareness about COVID-19.

Addressing the participants of an online workshop for journalists on ‘COVID-19, he lauded the role of civil society and media for keeping the public informed about the coronavirus.

He apprised the participants of the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the measures taken by the government to curb the second wave of the pandemic.

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