Country records year’s highest single-day deaths


ISLAMABAD: Country has reported 149 deaths from coronavirus, making it the country’s highest death toll in a single day since June 29 last year while the positivity rate of infections was recorded at 8.52 per cent, according to National Command and Operation Centre.

According to latest statistics of the NCOC, 6,127 new positive cases have been reported in the country during the last 24 hours as a result of 71,836 tests conducted..

One hundred and twelve corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 131 of whom were under treatment in hospital and 18 out of the hospital in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

During the past 24 hours, most of the deaths have occurred in the Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Out of the total 149 deaths occurred in the last 24 hours 56 of them had died who were under treatment on ventilators.

The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major areas including Multan 81 percent, Mardan 60 percent, Gujranwala 88 percent and Lahore 80 percent.

The maximum Oxygen beds (alternate oxygen providing facility other than ventilator administered as per medical requirement of COVID patient) was also occupied in four major areas of Swat 67 percent, Gujranwala 85 percent, Peshawar 73 percent and Gujrat 71 percent.

Around 528 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no COVID affected person was on ventilator in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan.

Some 71,836 tests were conducted across the country on Saturday, including 12,022 in Sindh, 44,626 in Punjab, 7,382 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 5,507 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 641 in Balochistan, 390 in GB, and 1,268 in AJK.

Around 659,483 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a significant count with over 90 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients.

Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 756,285 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment COVID-19 patients so far, including AJK 15,524, Balochistan 20,822, GB 5,176, ICT 69,556, KP 105,438, Punjab 267,572 and Sindh 272,197.

About 16,243 deaths were recorded in country since the eruption of the contagion. Around 4,551 have perished in Sindh among six of them died in hospital and one out of hospital on Saturday.

7,430 in Punjab had died with 97 deaths occurred in past 24 hours. 82 of them in the hospital and 15 out of hospital. 2,867 in KP where 33 of them died in hospital and two out of hospital on Saturday, 636 in ICT among five of them died in hospital on Saturday, 223 in Balochistan, 103 in GB and 433 in AJK among five of them succumbed to the deadly virus in hospital on Saturday.

A total of 11,144,367 corona tests have been conducted so far, while 630 hospitals are equipped with COVID facilities. Some 5,285 corona patients were admitted in hospitals across the country.