Pakistan has reported 66 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,215,821. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 27,004 on Thursday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 3,012 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 12,319 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 7,210 in Sindh 5,329 in KP, 893 in Islamabad, 727 in Azad Kashmir, 344 in Balochistan, and 182 in GB.
Furthermore 447,678 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 418,196 in Punjab 169,972 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 103,549 in Islamabad, 33,551 in Azad Kashmir, 32,671 in Balochistan and 10,204 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has so far conducted 18,682,730 coronavirus tests and 56,778 in the last 24 hours. 1,112,236 patients have recovered in the country whereas 5,039 patients are in critical condition.