Pakistan has reported 105 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 710,829. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 15,229 on Friday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 5,312 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 267,970 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 243,295 in Punjab, 96,128 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 20,097 in Balochistan, 64,173 in Islamabad, 14,069 in Azad Kashmir and 5,097 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore, 6,851 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,521 in Sindh, 2,553 in KP, 213 in Balochistan, 597 in Islamabad, 391 in Azad Kashmir and 103 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 10,639,825 coronavirus tests and 54,948 in the last 24 hours. 625,789 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,116 patients are in critical condition.