Karachi / Lahore/Quetta / Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Friday surged to 2,458 after more than 150 new infections were confirmed in the country.
Punjab has become the worst-hit province in the country with 928 cases followed by Sindh, 783, Kyber Pakhtunkhwa 311, Balochistan 169, Gilgit Baltistan 190, Islamabad 68 and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 9.
Meanwhile, the death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 34, according to the National Command and Control Centre, while at least 117 patients have fully recovered.
On Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan were 2,291 and the death toll related to COVID-19 reached 31, according to the National Command and Control Centre.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan reported one death in each region on Tuesday.
Punjab reported three new deaths on March 30 (Monday), bringing the province-wide fatalities to nine.
Earlier, Sindh confirmed two death related to COVID-19 infection while one patient, who had returned from Britain, died in Rawalpindi.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza had announced that the government would acquire a synthesiser in a few weeks which would enable the country to start producing testing kits on its own.
Global coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million with more than 52,000 deaths.
Since the virus was first recorded in China late last year, the pandemic has spread around the world, prompting governments to close businesses, ground airlines and order hundreds of millions of people to stay at home.