ISLAMABAD: The countrywide tally of coronavirus cases has jumped to 171,577 after 6,604 new infections were detected in Pakistan over the past 24 hours.
The nation also saw the highest single-day spike in coronavirus deaths as 153 more people succumbed to the deadly disease. The number of people dying from the disease in the country has reached 3,382.
According to data released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 64,216 cases have been detected in Punjab so far, 65,163 in Sindh, 20,790 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9,162 in Balochistan, 10,279 in Islamabad, 803 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 1,253 in Gilgit Baltistan.
A total of 6,604 new cases were detected while 31,681 tests were conducted. Pakistan has 1,042,787 tests across the country so far while the number of people who have has recovered from the virus has reached 63,504 so far.
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 456,630 people across the world while the number of cases has reached 8.5 million.
At least 8,555,330 cases of coronavirus have been registered worldwide which includes 3,952,400 who are considered recovered.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 118,758 deaths from 2,205,307 cases. Brazil became the second country to cross one million cases as the death toll nears 50,000.