ISLAMABAD: The nationwide tally of coronavirus cases has soared to 37,218 with 1,430 new cases reported during the last twenty-four hours.
Overall 13,914 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 14,099 in Sindh, 5,423 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,310 in Balochistan, 501 in Gilgit Baltistan, 866 in Islamabad and 105 in Azad Kashmir.
A total of 10,155 patients have so far recovered from the virus whilst the death toll stands at 803 with 33 new deaths reported during the last twenty four hours.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza says Pakistan will soon start manufacturing breakthrough Covid-19 treatment drug Remdesivir under license from US pharmaceutical company Gilead.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said a Pakistani pharmaceutical company has concluded its voluntary licensing agreement with US pharmaceutical company Gilead for the manufacture and sale of Remdesivir.
The Special Assistant said Pakistan is among the five countries with which the US company has signed licensing agreement for manufacturing the drug.