Pakistan records 34 deaths, 2,756 fresh COVID-19 cases in a day
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,756 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as the number of positive cases has surged to 376,929.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Punjab has overtaken Sindh in most number of casualties.
Till now 163,329 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 114,508 in Punjab, 44,599 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16,810 in Balochistan, 27,018 in Islamabad, 6,123 in Azad Kashmir and 4,542 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Furthermore 2,829 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 2,861 in Sindh, 1,327 in KP, 161 in Balochistan, 279 in Islamabad, 144 in Azad Kashmir and 95 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 5,216,955 coronavirus tests and 36,929 in the last 24 hours. 330,885 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,677 patients are in critical condition.
Earlier, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar had shared data showing how the number of Covid-19 patients on ventilators have gone up over the last 15 days.
He tweeted that Peshawar witnessed a 200 per cent increase in Covid-19 patients struggling for life on ventilators, Multan 200pc, Karachi 148pc, Lahore 114pc, and Islamabad 65pc. He said 70 per cent of ventilators earmarked for Covid-19 patients in Multan and Islamabad are occupied.
Without pointing out opposition parties’ Peshawar public gathering slated for today, he said: “For political leaders to send a message that corona is not a threat is threatening lives.”
The opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had come in for a lot of flak from the government for holding public meetings despite a spike in coronavirus cases since the second wave of the infection started lately.