LAHORE: Pakistan has reported 157 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours due to a surge in positive cases to 790,016. The death toll across the country on Saturday has jumped to 16,999.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 5,908 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
In terms of the number of deaths and the number of cases, Punjab is still the most affected province, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 7,897 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,587 in Sindh, 3,066 in KP, 657 in Islamabad, 458 in Azad Kashmir, 230 in Balochistan, and 104 in GB.
Furthermore 285,542 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 276,670 in Sindh, 112,140 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 72,613 in Islamabad, 21,477 in Balochistan, 16,327 in Azad Kashmir and 5,247 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has so far conducted 11,483,643 coronavirus tests and 52,402 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 686,488 coronavirus patients, while 4,682 patients are in critical condition.