Pakistan has confirmed 74 deaths in a single day by deadly COVID-19 outbreak as the number of positive cases has surged to 198,883. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 4,035.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 3,138 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Province Wise Distribution
Sindh has become the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 76,318 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 72,880 in Punjab, 24,943 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10,116 in Balochistan, 12,206 in Islamabad, 1,417 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,003 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 1,656 individuals have lost their lives in Punjab, 1,205 in Sindh, 890 in KP, 113 in Balochistan, 120 in Islamabad, 23 in GB and 28 in Azad Kashmir.
Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.
Tests and Recoveries
Pakistan has so far conducted 1,214,140 coronavirus tests and 21,033 in last 24 hours. 86,906 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,729 patients are in critical condition.
Global coronavirus deaths
The deadly pandemic has killed at least 490,771 people since emerging in China last December.
At least 9,684,490 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 4,806,500 are considered recovered.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 124,732 deaths from 2,444,483 cases. At least 663,652 people have been declared recovered.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 54,971 deaths from 1,228,114 cases, Britain with 43,414 deaths from 309,360 cases, Italy with 34,708 deaths from 239,961 cases, and France with 29,778 deaths from 199,343 cases.