Lahore: Pakistan reported 18 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as the number of positive cases surged to 1,505,328. The national death toll had jumped to 30,114 on Thursday.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,455 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 13,480 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 8,048 in Sindh 6,228 in KP, 1,009 in Islamabad, 786 in Azad Kashmir, 374 in Balochistan, and 189 in GB.
Furthermore 565,975 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 500,092 in Punjab, 215,588 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 134,107 in Islamabad, 42,825 in Azad Kashmir, 35,309 in Balochistan and 11,432 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has conducted 26,258,701 coronavirus tests so far, 42,396 in the past 24 hours. 1,412,429 patients have recovered in the country, while 1,220 are in critical condition.