ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's COVID-19 tally crossed the 400,000-mark on Tuesday as a second wave of the coronavirus builds momentum and officials struggle to counter public indifference to the pandemic.
The death toll rose to 8,091 with 67 more people succumbing to the deadly viral infection overnight, the health ministry said.
With the detection of 2,458 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the nationwide tally now stands at 400,482, it said.
Sindh reported the maximum number of 174,350 cases, followed by Punjab at 119,579, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa at 47,370, Islamabad at 30,406, Balochistan at 17,187, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir at 6,933 and Gilgit-Baltistan at 4,658.
While 343,286 people have recovered so far, 2,165 others are in critical condition, the ministry said, adding that the number of active patients in the country currently stands at 49,105.
Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Monday said the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has finalised recommendations for the procurement of coronavirus vaccines.