Pakistan has reported 40 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 556,519. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 12,066 on Tuesday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 1,008 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.
Till now 251,434 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 161,347 in Punjab 68,625 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 42,080 in Islamabad, 18,877 in Balochistan, 9,238 in Azad Kashmir and 4,918 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 4,919 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,132 in Sindh, 1,964 in KP, 480 in Islamabad, 273 in Azad Kashmir, 196 in Balochistan, and 102 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 8,256,378 coronavirus tests and 31,509 in the last 24 hours. 512,943 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,797 patients are in critical condition.