Pakistan has confirmed 119 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 179,445. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 3,501 on Sunday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center, 4,951 persons were tested positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours.
Till now 69,628 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 65,739 in Punjab, 21,997 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9,328 in Balochistan, 10,662 in Islamabad, 1,278 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 813 in Azad Kashmir.
Sindh has reported the most number of cases, with 69,628, followed by Punjab with 65,739. The two provinces have collectively reported around 75 per cent of the country’s Covid-19 caseload.
Punjab recorded 1,523 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections across the province to 65,739, according to the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department.
A spokesperson for the department said, 60 more people died from coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,407 in the province.
Sindh on Sunday reported 2275 fresh coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours after 13,890 tests conducted in the province.
Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah in a media briefing said that the total number of infections across the province has reached to 69,628 as the province conducted total 3,78,849 tests. Shah said that 41 more patients of coronavirus died in last 24 hours across the province increasing death toll from Covid-19 to 1089. He maintained that 2166 patients have recovered and total number of people recovered from the disease in Sindh has risen to 36,278.
Murad Ali Shah said that from total 2275 new coronavirus cases detected in the province 1280 were in Karachi, as the city has continued to report majority of the cases in Sindh.
Chief Minister Shah appealed the people to comply with the lockdown in selected areas of the province by following the SOPs. He advised the people to avoid unnecessary outgoing and maintain social distancing.