Pakistan has reported 26 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,498,676. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 29,976 on Saturday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 1,983 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till now 13,430 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 8,020 in Sindh 6,182 in KP, 1,002 in Islamabad, 780 in Azad Kashmir, 373 in Balochistan, and 189 in GB.