LAHORE: Pakistan has confirmed 78 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 221,896. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 4,551.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 4,087 people were tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
In terms of cases, Sindh remains the province hit hardest by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 89,225 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 78,956 in Punjab, 27,170 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10,666 in Balochistan, 13,195 in Islamabad, 1,524 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,160 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 1,819 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,437 in Sindh, 983 in KP, 122 in Balochistan, 129 in Islamabad, 28 in GB and 33 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 1,350,773 coronavirus tests and 22,941 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 113,623 coronavirus patients, while 2,479 patients are in critical condition.