The recovery toll of Pakistan due to the novel coronavirus has risen to 453,828 after 3,313 more people defeated the dread virus in the past 24 hours.
According to the statistics of the National Command and Operations (NCOC), the active cases toll now stands at 33,124. The country recorded 47 more deaths in the single day bringing the national death tally to 10,558.
However, with the fresh inclusion of 2,435, the national toll of confirmed cases has hit 497,510.
So far AJK has reported 8,430 cases and 234 deaths, Balochistan reported 18,314 cases and 186 deaths; GB confirmed 4,878 cases and 101 deaths, Islamabad recorded 38,842 cases and 436 deaths; KPK confirmed 60,536 cases and 1,710 deaths, whereas Punjab reported 143,511 cases and 4,221 deaths and Sindh confirmed 222,999 cases and 3,670 deaths.
On the other hand, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan said that healthcare workers played a pivotal role to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Pakistan.
Addressing a ceremony organized to pay tribute to Covid Frontline Warriors in Islamabad, he lauded the courage and bravery of doctors and paramedics of the country.
The Special Assistant expressed his gratitude for their services in the fight against the pandemic.
Highlighting the government’s initiatives for healthcare, he said after the pandemic world has realized the importance of a quality healthcare system.
He said the government has introduced a health card scheme to ensure the provision of healthcare to poor segments of society.
World Coronavirus Update
The World Health Organization has called on European countries to take tougher measures to curb the new variant of coronavirus.
In a statement, WHO Europe director Hans Kluge said the situation is alarming as twenty-two European countries now have cases of the variant which was originally detected in UK in November last.