LAHORE: Pakistan has confirmed 46 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 263,496. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,568.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,579 people were tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours.
In terms of cases, Sindh is still the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 112,118 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 89,793 in Punjab, 31,890 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,424 in Balochistan, 14,576 in Islamabad 1,807 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,888 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore 2,079 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,974 in Sindh, 1,139 in KP, 131 in Balochistan, 157 in Islamabad, 41 in GB and 47 in Azad Kashmir.
Testing and recovery
So far, Pakistan has conducted 1,721,660 coronavirus tests and 22,559 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 204,276 coronavirus patients, while 1,763 patients are in critical condition.