Lahore: Pakistan confirmed 68 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,838 and positive cases surged to 89,249.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 4,896 people have been tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
Sindh remains the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 33,536 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 33,144 in Punjab, 11,890 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,582 in Balochistan, 3,946 in Islamabad, 852 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 299 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 629 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 575 in Sindh, 521 in KP, 53 in Balochistan, 41 in Islamabad and 12 in GB.
Quarantine centers in 462 hospitals are providing treatment for patients, where 7,295 beds can be provided.
Testing and recovery
Pakistan has so far conducted 638,323 coronavirus tests and 22,812 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 31,198 coronavirus patients, but many patients are in critical condition.