Pakistan has reported 50 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 574,580. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 12,708 on Wednesday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,196 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 256,741 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 168,891 in Punjab, 71,282 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,004 in Balochistan, 43,753 in Islamabad, 9,955 in Azad Kashmir and 4,954 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 5,269 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,301 in Sindh, 2,050 in KP, 199 in Balochistan, 494 in Islamabad, 293 in Azad Kashmir and 102 in GB.
Tests and Recoveries
Pakistan has so far conducted 8,790,986 coronavirus tests and 38,453 in the last 24 hours. 538,207 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,632 patients are in critical condition.