Lahore: Pakistan has confirmed 83 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 237,489. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 4,922.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), within 24 hours, 2,980 people were positive for COVID-19.
In terms of cases, Sindh remains the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 97,626 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 83,599 in Punjab, 28,681 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10,919 in Balochistan, 13,650 in Islamabad, 1,595 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,419 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore 1,929 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,614 in Sindh, 1,045 in KP, 124 in Balochistan, 140 in Islamabad, 30 in GB and 40 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 1,467,104 coronavirus tests and 21,951 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 140,965 coronavirus patients, while 2,236 are in critical condition.