LAHORE: Pakistan has confirmed 54 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 270,400. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,763.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,209 people were tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
In terms of cases, Sindh is still the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 115,883 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 91,423 in Punjab, 32,898 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,523 in Balochistan, 14,766 in Islamabad 1,918 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,989 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore 2,105 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 2,096 in Sindh, 1,169 in KP, 136 in Balochistan, 162 in Islamabad, 46 in GB and 49 in Azad Kashmir.
Test and restore
Pakistan has so far conducted 1,821,296 coronavirus tests and 22,006 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 219,783 coronavirus patients, while 1,316 patients are in critical condition.