Coronavirus claims 60 more lives in Pakistan, cases surge to 72,460

Coronavirus claims 60 more lives in Pakistan, cases surge to 72,460


Pakistan confirmed 60 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,543 and positive cases surged to 72,460.

According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 2,964 people were tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.

Sindh remains the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Till now 28,245 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 26,240 in Punjab, 10,027 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,393 in Balochistan, 2,589 in Islamabad, 711 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 255 in Azad Kashmir.

Furthermore, 497 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 481 in Sindh, 473 in KP, 47 in Balochistan, 28 in Islamabad and 11 in GB.

The quarantine centers of 462 hospitals are providing treatment for patients, where 7,295 beds can be provided.

Pakistan has conducted 561,136 coronavirus tests and 14,398 tests so far in the past 24 hours. 26,083 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country, but many patients are in critical condition.

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