KARACHI:As many as 59 more patients died of coronavirus in Pakistan during the last 24 hours while 1,947 new virus cases emerged. The country-wide death toll from the virus has surged to 10,409 so far since the outbreak of the disease in February.

According to a Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination report issued on Tuesday a total of 490,476 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the country since its outbreak in February 2020, out of which 219,452 cases were in Sindh, 141,393 in Punjab, 18,254 in Balochistan, 59,729 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 38,395 in Islamabad, 4,870 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 8,383 in Azad Kashmir.

However, 444,360 patients have recovered from the disease so far. There is continuous decline in the coronavirus cases and deaths across the country.