Pakistan has reported 157 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 790,016. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 16,999 on Saturday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 5,908 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 7,897 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,587 in Sindh, 3,066 in KP, 657 in Islamabad, 458 in Azad Kashmir, 230 in Balochistan, and 104 in GB.
Furthermore 285,542 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 276,670 in Sindh, 112,140 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 72,613 in Islamabad, 21,477 in Balochistan, 16,327 in Azad Kashmir and 5,247 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has so far conducted 11,483,643 coronavirus tests and 52,402 in the last 24 hours. 686,488 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,682 patients are in critical condition.
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