Pakistan reports 594 coronavirus fatalities, 25,837 cases


ISLAMABAD:     Pakistan confirmed 35 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 594 and positive cases to 25,837.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,764 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours. Pakistan has so far conducted 257,247 coronavirus tests and 11,993 in last 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 10,033 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 9,093 in Sindh, 3,956 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,725 in Balochistan, 558 in Islamabad, 394 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 78 in Azad Kashmir.
7,530 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.
It is vital to mention here that Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced phased lifting of the coronavirus lockdown from May 9.
After chairing the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting, the premier briefed the nation over the COVID-19 situation.
Imran Khan said, ?y the grace of Allah Almighty, Pakistan did not face pressure like other countries. Now we have to ease down the restrictions.