Coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 148,921
ISLAMABAD: At least 4,443 new Coronavirus cases have surfaced in the country over the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 148,921.
These include 55,878 in Punjab, 55,581 in Sindh, 18,472 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8,327 in Balochistan, 8,857 in Islamabad, 1143 in Gilgit Baltistan and 663 in Azad Kashmir.
The death toll from the virus stands at 2,839 with 111 deaths reported over the last 24 hours. 25,015 corona tests were also carried out during this period.
56,390 patients have so far recovered from the disease. 3,515 people are in critical condition.
‘Govt to impose smart lockdown in hotspot areas’
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said the government would impose smart lockdown in hotspot areas across the country to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
“The hotspot areas would be sealed, as the number of COVID-19 patients is increasing,” he said while talking to a local news channel.
The information minister said the COVID-19 patients’ number in Pakistan was still less as compared to other countries.