LAHORE: Pakistan has reported 131 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and the number of positive cases has soared to 820,823. Last Friday, the death toll across the country jumped to 17,811.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 5,112 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
In terms of cases and deaths, Punjab is still the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 301,114 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 282,445 in Sindh, 117,557 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 22,278 in Balochistan, 75,067 in Islamabad, 17,057 in Azad Kashmir and 5,305 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore, 8,410 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,633 in Sindh, 3,274 in KP, 234 in Balochistan, 679 in Islamabad, 475 in Azad Kashmir and 106 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 11,788,126 coronavirus tests and 49,099 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 711,465 coronavirus patients, while 5360 patients are in critical condition.