PESHAWAR: As many as 3,232 new corona cases were reported in Pakistan during the last 24 hours after which the national tally of infections reached 68,223.
According to the latest data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 3,754 more corona patients recovered and 74 died during the last 24 hours. Out of deceased patients, 63 were under treatment in hospitals, 36 of them were on ventilators, and 11 out of the hospital in their respective quarantines or homes. Most of the deaths occurred in Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
As many as 4,443 corona patients are under treatment in critical care among 67 admitted during past 24 hours in various Covid dedicated healthcare facilities. The national Covid positivity ratio during past 24 hours was recorded 7.82 percent, a significant decline from the peak which was witnessed before Eid.
The maximum ventilators were occupied in Lahore with 57 percent, Multan 73 percent, Bahawalpur 48 percent and Peshawar 38 percent. Maximum Oxygen beds were occupied in Gujranwala with 66 percent, Peshawar 44 percent, Bahawalpur 44 percent and Multan 60 percent. Around 584 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no corona affected person was on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan.
Some 36,725 tests were conducted across the country on Sunday, including 14,792 in Sindh, 15,543 in Punjab, 3,724 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,372 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 604 in Balochistan, 319 in GB, and 371 in AJK.
Around 792,522 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan with over 90 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients. Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 880,362 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment corona patients so far, including 18,258 in AJK, 23,866 in Balochistan, 5,423 in GB, 79,221 in ICT, 127,038 in KP, 327,362 in Punjab and 299,194 in Sindh.
About 19,617 deaths were recorded in the country since the eruption of the contagion. A total of 12,480,767 corona tests have been conducted so far, while 639 hospitals are equipped with corona treatment facilities. Some 4,886 corona patients are admitted in hospitals across the country.