KARACHI:As many as 37 more patients died of coronavirus in Pakistan during the last 24 hours while 1,050 new virus cases emerged. The country-wide death toll from the virus has surged to 21,977 so far since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020.

According to a Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination report issued on Sunday, a total of 948,268 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the country since its outbreak in February 2020, out of which 331,659 cases were in Sindh, 344,970 in Punjab, 26,585 in Balochistan, 136,973 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 82,344 in Islamabad, 5,803 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 19,934 in Azad Kashmir. However, 892,319 patients have recovered from the disease so far.