LAHORE: Pakistan has confirmed 65 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 246,351. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,123.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 2,752 people were positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
In terms of cases, Sindh has become the worst-hit province in the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 102,368 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 85,991 in Punjab, 29,775 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,128 in Balochistan, 13,927 in Islamabad, 1,630 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,532 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore 1,985 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,713 in Sindh, 1,074 in KP, 126 in Balochistan, 147 in Islamabad, 36 in GB and 42 in Azad Kashmir.
The quarantine centers of 462 hospitals are providing treatment for patients, where 7,295 beds can be provided.
Testing and recovery
Pakistan has conducted 1,538,427 coronavirus tests and 23,569 tests so far in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 153,134 coronavirus patients, while 2,156 patients are in critical condition.