LAHORE: Pakistan has reported 63 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 469,482. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 9,816 on Saturday.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), in the past 24 hours, 2,260 people have tested positive for COVID-19.
In terms of cases, Sindh remains the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. The number of casualties in Punjab has exceeded that in Sindh.
Till now 209,429 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 135,141 in Punjab, 56,875 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,061 in Balochistan, 36,981 in Islamabad, 8,148 in Azad Kashmir and 4,847 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 3,858 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 3,462 in Sindh, 1,596 in KP, 181 in Balochistan, 404 in Islamabad, 214 in Azad Kashmir and 101 in GB.
Test and restore
Pakistan has so far conducted 6,523,842 coronavirus tests and 36,909 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 420,489 coronavirus patients and 2,357 patients in critical condition.