Lahore: Pakistan has reported 9 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 293,261. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,244.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 496 people were tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
In terms of individual cases, Sindh is still the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 128,284 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 96,233 in Punjab, 35,766 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,515 in Islamabad, 12,527 in Balochistan, 2,254 in Azad Kashmir and 2,682 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 2,367 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,188 in Punjab, 1,248 in KP, 141 in Balochistan, 175 in Islamabad, 64 in GB and 61 in Azad Kashmir.
Pakistan has so far conducted 2,463,513 coronavirus tests and 23,655 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 276,829 coronavirus patients, of which 686 patients are in critical condition.