Pakistan COVID-19 tally exceeds 62,000; death toll at 1,276

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New Delhi (NVI): Pakistan is witnessing a sharp surge in the number of positive coronavirus cases as nearly 2,500 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 62,334 with at least 1,276 fatalities recorded so far.

Looking at the breakdown of cases, Sindh province has reported 25,309 coronavirus cases, highest among all the provinces, while Punjab has 22,037 positive cases.

On the other hand, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 8,483 cases, Balochistan is at 3,616, Gilgit-Baltistan at 651, Islamabad at 2,015 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is at 223 cases so far, according to Geo News.

On a positive note, a total of 20,231 patients have recovered so far in the country.

Meanwhile a WHO reports finds that the local coronavirus transmission in Pakistan has risen to 91 per cent, up from 81 per cent a few weeks back.