LAHORE: Pakistan has reported 73 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 443,246. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 8,905 on Tuesday.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), in the past 24 hours, 2,459 people have tested positive for COVID-19.
In terms of individual cases, Sindh is still the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. The number of casualties in Punjab has exceeded that in Sindh.
Till now 196,962 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 128,138 in Punjab 52,787 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 35,045 in Islamabad, 17,771 in Balochistan, 7,750 in Azad Kashmir and 4,793 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 3,422 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 3,164 in Sindh, 1,477 in KP, 377 in Islamabad, 191 in Azad Kashmir, 175 in Balochistan, and 99 in GB.
Test and restore
Pakistan has so far conducted 6,098,771 coronavirus tests and 34,551 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 386,333 coronavirus patients, while 2,456 patients are in critical condition.