Lahore: Pakistan has confirmed 40 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 266,096. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,639.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,013 people have been tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
In terms of individual cases, Sindh is still the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 113,553 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 90,444 in Punjab, 32,243 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,441 in Balochistan, 14,625 in Islamabad 1,868 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,922 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore 2,090 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 2,019 in Sindh, 1,147 in KP, 133 in Balochistan, 160 in Islamabad, 43 in GB and 47 in Azad Kashmir.
Test and restore
Pakistan has so far conducted 1,758,551 coronavirus tests and 17,783 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 208,030 coronavirus patients, while 1,481 patients are in critical condition.