PESHAWAR: Despite complete lockdown with some essential exemptions, as many as 3,785 more people tested positive for coronavirus and 118 lost their lives during the last 24 hours.
According to the latest data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the national tally of total active COVID-19 cases on Sunday was recorded at 81,830. As many as 4,569 more people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours.
Out of 118 more corona deaths, 101 were under treatment in the hospitals and 17 out of the hospitals in their respective quarantines or homes. Fifty deaths happened of those who were on ventilators. Maximum ventilators were occupied in Lahore with 67 percent, Multan 67 percent, Gujranwala 79 percent and Peshawar 51 percent. The maximum oxygen beds were occupied in Gujranwala with 48 percent, Swabi 52 percent, Peshawar 54 percent and Multan 63 percent. Around 652 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no corona patient was on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan.
As many as 40,736 tests were conducted across the country on Saturday, including 13,079 in Sindh, 15,148 in Punjab, 6,824 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,411 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 1,147 in Balochistan, 270 in GB and 857 in AJK. Around 757,281 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan which is 90 percent recovery ratio.
Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 858,026 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment COVID-19 patients so far, including 17,866 in AJK, 23,324 in Balochistan, 5,380 in GB, 77,974 in ICT, 123,842 in KP, 317,972 in Punjab and 291,668 in Sindh.
About 18,915 deaths were recorded in the country since the eruption of the contagion. Around 4,726 have perished in Sindh, 9,032 in Punjab, 3,588 in KP, 708 in ICT, 247 in Balochistan, 107 in GB and 507 in AJK. A total of 12,190,671 corona tests have been conducted so far, while 639 hospitals are equipped with corona facilities. Some 5,416 corona patients were admitted in hospitals across the country.
The authorities are repeatedly advising the citizens to observe precaution to stem the spread of the virus.