Lahore: Pakistan has confirmed 148 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 192,970. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 3,903.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 2,444 people tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
In terms of cases, Sind remains the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balluchi.
Till now 74,070 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 71,191 in Punjab, 23,887 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9,817 in Balochistan, 11,710 in Islamabad, 1,365 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 930 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 1,602 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,161 in Sindh, 869 in KP, 108 in Balochistan, 115 in Islamabad, 23 in GB and 25 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 1,171,976 coronavirus tests and 21,835 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 81,307 coronavirus patients, while 3,003 patients are in critical condition.