Pakistan has reported 56 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, and the number of positive cases surged to 429,280. On Thursday, the death toll across the country jumped to 8,603.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 3,138 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
In terms of cases, Sindh remains the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. The number of casualties in Punjab has exceeded that in Sindh.
Till now 189,687 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 125,250 in Punjab, 50,762 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,604 in Balochistan, 33,695 in Islamabad, 7,517 in Azad Kashmir and 4,765 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 3,265 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 3,099 in Sindh, 1,439 in KP, 171 in Balochistan, 348 in Islamabad, 183 in Azad Kashmir and 98 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 5,906,146 coronavirus tests and 40,202 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 374,301 coronavirus patients, while 2,575 patients are in critical condition.