Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths.

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 998,609. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 22,928 on Thursday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,158 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Province-wise Details

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 10,906 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 5,784 in Sindh, 4,402 in KP, 788 in Islamabad, 606 in Azad Kashmir, 320 in Balochistan, and 122 in GB.

Furthermore, 361,160 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 351,592 in Punjab, 141,288 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 85,179 in Islamabad, 29,301 in Balochistan, 22,538 in Azad Kashmir and 7,551 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Tests and Recoveries

Pakistan has so far conducted 15,559,684 coronavirus tests and 34,216 in the last 24 hours. 922,929 patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,525 patients are in critical condition.