Pakistan recorded 1,072 fresh infections of the coronavirus and 62 more deaths in the past 24 hours.
According to the statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the overall death toll has surged to 12,128.
In the past 24 hours, as many as 1,441 patients have recovered from the virus in a day and 1,797 patients are still in critical condition. The total count of active cases is 30,512.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab and other provinces.
On the other hand, in a statement today, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan says frontline healthcare workers are our real heroes and the government will not oppose their genuine demands.
He gave the assurance during his visit to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad to convince its employees to end their protest.
Dr Faisal said all issues of employees of PIMS will be addressed on priority basis.
He said all available resources are being utilized to ensure provision of quality health services at public hospitals and the role of hospital staff is crucial in this regard.