LAHORE: 61 deaths are reported to have occurred in a single day due to novel coronavirus in the country amid the report that 3359 persons have tested positive.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) the number of positive cases surged to 240,848 and total fatalities to 4983 on Thursday.
According to province wise details 99,362 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 84,587 in Punjab, 29,052 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,052 in Balochistan, 13,731 in Islamabad, 1,605 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,459 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore 1,955 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,637 in Sindh, 1,054 in KP, 124 in Balochistan, 142 in Islamabad, 31 in GB and 40 in Azad Kashmir.
Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.
1,491,437 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far including 24,333 in last 24 hours. The recovery cases have reached 145,311 and 2,193 patients are said to be in crin critical condition.