LAHORE: Pakistan has reported 73 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 761,437. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 16,316 on Monday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 5,152 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of deaths followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Most numbers of cases have been reported in Sindh.
Till now 272,729 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 270,338 in Punjab, 106,500 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 20,940 in Balochistan, 70,079 in Islamabad, 15,669 in Azad Kashmir and 5,182 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore, 7,457 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,553 in Sindh, 2,899 in KP, 223 in Balochistan, 642 in Islamabad, 439 in Azad Kashmir and 103 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 11,204,529 coronavirus tests and 60,162 in the last 24 hours. 662,845 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,515 patients are in critical condition.