Lahore: Pakistan reported 40 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and the number of positive cases surged to 619,259. Last Friday, the death toll across the country jumped to 13,757.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 3,449 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
In terms of individual cases, Sindh is still the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Punjab province is reported to have the highest number of casualties.
Till now 262,503 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 193,054 in Punjab, 77,972 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,290 in Balochistan, 50,096 in Islamabad, 11,377 in Azad Kashmir and 4,967 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore, 5,919 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,473 in Sindh, 2,196 in KP, 202 in Balochistan, 536 in Islamabad, 328 in Azad Kashmir and 103 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 9,691,087 coronavirus tests and 42,845 cases in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 578,314 coronavirus patients, while 2,064 patients are in critical condition.