Lahore: Pakistan reported 26 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with the number of positive cases soaring to 1,498,676. The national death toll had jumped to 29,976 on Saturday.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,983 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 13,430 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 8,020 in Sindh 6,182 in KP, 1,002 in Islamabad, 780 in Azad Kashmir, 373 in Balochistan, and 189 in GB.
Furthermore 563,314 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 498,322 in Punjab 214,277 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 133,702 in Islamabad, 42,535 in Azad Kashmir 35,206 in Balochistan and 11,320 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has conducted 26,044,959 coronavirus tests so far, 47,780 in the past 24 hours. 1,399,000 patients have recovered in the country, while 1,439 are in critical condition.