Lahore: Pakistan confirmed 67 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,688 and positive cases surged to 80,463.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 4,131 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 31,086 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 29,489 in Punjab, 10,897 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,740 in Balochistan, 3,188 in Islamabad, 779 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 284 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 570 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 526 in Sindh, 490 in KP, 49 in Balochistan, 34 in Islamabad and 12 in GB.
The quarantine centers of 462 hospitals are providing treatment for patients, where 7,295 beds can be provided.
Testing and recovery
Pakistan has conducted 595,344 coronavirus tests and 17,370 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 28,923 coronavirus patients, but many patients are in critical condition.