The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country witnessed a sharp increase and rose to 7,481 on Saturday, while eight deaths were also reported during the last 24 hours which took the death toll to 143.

According to the government’s statistics, 1,832 patients have recovered from the disease.

Currently 5,506 patients are being treated at the various hospitals and quarantine facilities across the country.

The total number of tests conducted, so far in the country stands at 92,584 with 6,416 tests conducted in last 24 hours, the statistics released by the national dashboard.

In Pakistan, the government has started the implementation of lockdown measures besides reopening construction sector and also eases restrictions in some areas.