LAHORE: Pakistan confirmed 36 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,123 and positive cases surged to 53,493.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,743 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours. Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 18,730 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 21,645 in Sindh, 7,685 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,198 in Balochistan, 1,457 in Islamabad, 607 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 171 in Azad Kashmir.
Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available. Pakistan has so far conducted 460,692 coronavirus tests and 14,705 in last 24 hours. 16,653 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.