LAHORE: Pakistan has reported 15 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and positive cases have surged to 284,660. The number of deaths nationwide has jumped to 6,097.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 539 people tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
In terms of cases, Sindh is still the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 123,849 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 94,477 in Punjab, 34,692 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,261 in Islamabad, 11,906 in Balochistan, 2,141 in Azad Kashmir and 2,334 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 2,272 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,170 in Punjab, 1,231 in KP, 138 in Balochistan, 171 in Islamabad, 57 in GB and 58 in Azad Kashmir.
Tests and Recoveries
Pakistan has so far conducted 2,147,584 coronavirus tests and 20,495 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 260,764 coronavirus patients, while 776 patients are in critical condition.