Pakistan has reported 16 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 572,334. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 12,617 on Monday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 1,160 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 256,220 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 167,819 in Punjab 71,043 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 43,485 in Islamabad, 18,988 in Balochistan, 9,828 in Azad Kashmir and 4,951 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 5,208 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,292 in Sindh, 2,036 in KP, 492 in Islamabad, 288 in Azad Kashmir, 199 in Balochistan, and 102 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 8,718,555 coronavirus tests and 32,313 in the last 24 hours. 535,491 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,605 patients are in critical condition.