LAHORE (Dunya News) - Pakistan has reported 42 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,236,888. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 27,524 on Saturday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 2,060 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 12,535 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 7,327 in Sindh 5,488 in KP, 910 in Islamabad, 734 in Azad Kashmir, 346 in Balochistan, and 184 in GB.
Furthermore 454,510 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 427,583 in Punjab 172,766 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 104,913 in Islamabad, 33,990 in Azad Kashmir, 32,837 in Balochistan and 10,289 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Tests and Recoveries
Pakistan has so far conducted 19,147,075 coronavirus tests and 44,958 in the last 24 hours. 1,157,322 patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,267 patients are in critical condition.
The COVID-19 positivity ratio was recorded at 4.58 percent.
So far, 56,229,457 people have received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine including 345,202 in last 24 hours. 25,493,964 citizens have been have been fully vaccinated while 307,872 received their second dose in last 24 hours.
The number of total administered doses has reached to 76,141,484 with 623,473 in the last 24 hours.