Pakistan has reported 8 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,286,453. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 28,761 on Saturday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 431 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 13,035 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 7,622 in Sindh 5,858 in KP, 958 in Islamabad, 742 in Azad Kashmir, 360 in Balochistan, and 186 in GB.