Pakistan now 20th most affected country from coronavirus

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Pakistan climbed to the 20th spot on the global coronavirus ranking on Sunday after the nationwide tally of COVID-19 patients crossed 29,000 with an addition of nearly 2,000 new cases in the last 24 hours.

This is the biggest single-day jump since February 26 when the first case was reported.

According to the coronavirus tracker by John Hopkins University, the country is now ranked 27th with 639 deaths after 21 more died due to the virus.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan climbed to 29,465 after 1,991 new cases were detected in the country.

Punjab leads the tally with 11,093 cases, followed by Sindh with 10,771. In Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, 4,509 cases have been recorded while 1,935 cases have been reported in Balochistan. Gilgit Baltistan has reported 430, Islamabad 641 and AJK has reported 86 cases so far.

In the last 24 hours, 13,341 tests have been conducted of which 1,991 came back positive. In total, 283,517 tests have been conducted in the country so far.

Meanwhile, 267 patients have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries in the country to 8,023.

Globally there are now at least 4,001,437 cases of coronavirus with 277,127 deaths.

The United States has been the hardest-hit country, with 1,305,544 cases and 78,618 deaths. Europe is the hardest-hit continent, with 1,708,648 cases and 155,074 deaths.

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