LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan has reported 40 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 568,506. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 12,527 on Friday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,245 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Most numbers of casualties have been reported in Punjab.
Till now 255,039 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 166,242 in Punjab, 70,493 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,967 in Balochistan, 43,145 in Islamabad, 9,673 in Azad Kashmir and 4,947 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 5,166 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,267 in Sindh, 2,020 in KP, 199 in Balochistan, 488 in Islamabad, 285 in Azad Kashmir and 102 in GB.
Tests and Recoveries
Pakistan has so far conducted 8,602,515 coronavirus tests and 34,754 in the last 24 hours. 531,840 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,626 patients are in critical condition.