Pakistan on Friday has confirmed 75 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 243,599. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,058.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 2,751 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 100,900 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 85,261 in Punjab, 29,406 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,099 in Balochistan, 13,829 in Islamabad, 1,619 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,485 in Azad Kashmir

Furthermore 1,972 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,677 in Sindh, 1,063 in KP, 125 in Balochistan, 146 in Islamabad, 34 in GB and 41 in Azad Kashmir.

Pakistan has so far conducted 1,514,858 coronavirus tests and 23,255 in last 24 hours. 149,092 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,375 patients are in critical condition.