LAHORE: Pakistan has reported twenty deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 332,186. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,795 on Friday.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,077 people were tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours, the number exceeding 1,000 for the first time since July 30.
In terms of cases and casualties, Sindh is still the province most affected by the pandemic, followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 145,238 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 103,831 in Punjab, 39,361 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,887 in Balochistan, 19,594 in Islamabad, 4,229 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 4,046 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore 2,620 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,354 in Punjab, 1,276 in KP, 149 in Balochistan, 215 in Islamabad, 92 in GB and 89 in Azad Kashmir.
Pakistan has so far conducted 4,409,537 coronavirus tests and 32,933 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 313,527 coronavirus patients, while 632 patients are in critical condition.