ISLAMABAD: The nationwide tally of coronavirus has soared to 32,081 with 1,140 new cases reported during the last twenty-four hours.
11,869 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 12,017 in Sindh, 4,875 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,061 in Balochistan, 457 in Gilgit Baltistan, 716 in Islamabad and 86 in Azad Kashmir.
8,555 patients have so far been recovered from the virus whilst the death toll stands at 706 with 39 new deaths reported during the last twenty-four hours.
On May 11, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said the government eased the countrywide lockdown phased wise to maintain balance between economic activities and protective measures against Covid-19.
He had said imposition of lockdown was being considered as temporary arrangement against Coronavirus at international level, and protective measures are the only viable option to overcome the pandemic.
Imran Khan had directed the authorities concerned to prepare a comprehensive strategy regarding provision and usage of ventilators to Covid-19 patients in the hospitals.