Coronavirus in Pakistan: death toll rises to 385, infection cases to 16,817
ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has soared to 16,817 and death toll to 385 on Friday.
According to the National Command and Operation Center, the infection cases include 6,340 cases in Punjab, 6,053 in Sindh, 2,627 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,049 in Balochistan, 339 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 343 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 66 in Azad Kashmir.
4315 patients have so far recovered while the death toll from the virus stands at 385. Twenty-four new deaths and 990 new cases have been reported during the last twenty four hours.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to operationalize the Prime Minister Covid-19 Tigers Force across the country from Monday.
He gave these directions while talking to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar in Islamabad on Thursday.
The Prime Minister said he, himself, will address to youth registered with the Tigers Force on social media platforms.
Speaking on the occasion, Usman Dar briefed the prime minister about functionality, responsibilities and registration process of the Tigers Force.
He also briefed the prime minister about operational preparedness and successful test run of tigers force in Sialkot.