Pakistan records 118 more Covid-19 fatalities in 24 hours

Pakistan recorded another day of high fatalities due to Covid-19 with at least 118 deaths recorded during the 24-hour period and as many as 5,611 new cases, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) reported on Sunday.

The country's tally for confirmed cases has now reached 795,627 whereas the death toll stands at 17,117.

The fresh positive cases were recorded against a total of around 55,128 tests conducted on Saturday.

According to the NCOC, among the day's fatalities, 40 were of patients on ventilator support, whereas 110 of these patients were hospitalised. Most deaths occurred in Punjab, followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Highest ventilator occupancy was recorded in Gujranwala with 88 per cent, 85 per cent in Multan, 84 per cent in Lahore and 66 per cent in Mardan.

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Moreover, the NCOC reported that there was no Covid-19 patient on ventilator support in Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. As many as 531 vents are currently occupied across Pakistan.

The number of active cases across the country have now reached 88,698. At least 689,812 people have recovered from Covid-19 across Pakistan.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, a total of 795,627 cases have so far been detected in Pakistan, including 16,463 in AJK, 21,618 in Balochistan, 5,253 in GB, 72,981 in Islamabad, 113,121 in K-P, 288,598 in Punjab and 277,593 in Sindh.

Among the 17,117 deaths, 4,593 occurred in Sindh, 7,964 in Punjab, 3,103 in K-P, 660 in Islamabad, 232 in Balochistan, 104 in GB, and 461 in AJK.

There are at least 633 hospitals with Covid-19 facilities in Pakistan with 5,791 patients currently admitted.

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