LAHORE: Pakistan has reported 52 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and the number of positive cases has soared to 587,014. Last Friday, the death toll across the country jumped to 13,128.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,579 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 259,164 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 175,051 in Punjab, 73,258 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,097 in Balochistan, 45,078 in Islamabad, 10,409 in Azad Kashmir and 4,957 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore, 5,510 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,405 in Sindh, 2,099 in KP, 200 in Balochistan, 504 in Islamabad, 308 in Azad Kashmir and 102 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 9,135,393 coronavirus tests and 37,998 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 556,769 coronavirus patients, while 1,551 patients are in critical condition.