ISLAMABAD: The country has recorded the highest Covid-19 positivity on Monday, since July 1, 2021, as the country detected 3,752 coronavirus cases by carrying out 49,947 nationwide tests with a positivity ratio of 7.51 percent.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) following emergence of 3,752 Covid-19 cases, the number of active coronavirus cases has jumped to 57,799. The NCOC said that over the past 24 hours, 1,641 coronavirus patients recovered from the disease taking the national tally of recoveries to 927,599, since the pandemic outbreak.
During the past 24 hours, 32 corona patients have died, 31 of them under treatment in hospitals and one died at home quarantines.
Out of the total 32 deaths, 21 of them were on ventilators.
Sindh and Punjab reported most of the deaths in the past 24 hours.
According to the NCOC, at present, 2,677 Covid-19 patients are in critical condition and are under treatment at various hospitals of which 104 of them were admitted during the past 24 hours.
According to the District Health Officer (DHO), Islamabad, the Covid-19 positivity in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) during the past 24 hours has been recorded at 9.13 percent as 261 people were tested positive for Covid-19 after 2,383 tests were conducted.
Karachi with 24.82 percent positivity ratio is on top followed by Muzaffarabad 19.76 percent, Rawalpindi 18.59 percent, Skardu 14.66 percent, Peshawar 12.41 percent, and ICT 9.13.
According to NCOC data, nationwide, at present, 277 ventilators were occupied.
Islamabad with 38 percent ventilator occupancy is on top followed by Lahore with 20 percent, Peshawar 17 percent, and Multan 15 percent.
Gilgit with 51 percent occupancy of oxygen beds was on top among four major cities with maximum oxygen beds occupancy followed by Karachi 47 percent, Muzaffarabad 30 percent, and Rawalpindi 24 percent.
At present, no Covid-19-affected person was on ventilator in Balochistan.
Out of 49,947 nationwide tests in the past 24 hours of which 18,122 were performed in Sindh, 17,751 in Punjab, 8,311 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), 2,383 in the ICT, 1,727 in Balochistan, 740 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and 913 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Out of a total of 1,008,446 cases detected in the country since the start of Covid-19, Sindh with 367,092 cases is on top followed by Punjab with 353,238 cases, KPK 141,925 cases, ICT 85,780 cases, Balochistan 29,571 cases, AJK 23,093 cases, and GB 7,747 cases.
Out of 23,048 deaths recorded in country since the Covid-19 outbreak, Punjab with 10,944 deaths is on top of which five deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, followed by Sindh with 5,833 deaths of which 19 of them died on Sunday, KPK with 4,420 deaths of which three died on Sunday, the ICT with 793 deaths one of them died in the past 24 hours, the AJK with 610 deaths, Balochistan with 325 deaths of which three died in the past 24 hours, and GB with 123 deaths of which one died in the past 24 hours.
A total of 15,717,061 corona tests were conducted so far, while 639 hospitals are equipped with Covid facilities across the country.
Some 3,045 corona patients were admitted to hospitals.
Pakistan has administered a total 25,432,173 Covid-19 doses to the people since the start of vaccination drive in February 2021.
So far 5,229,222 people have been fully vaccinated, while 20,202,951 people partially.
Pakistan has received a second consignment of three million doses of the US-donated Moderna vaccine via the Covax facility, said a press release from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef). Covax has delivered a total 8m doses to Pakistan since May 8, including 2.5m doses of AstraZeneca, 100,000 doses of Pfizer, and 5.5m doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, the press release said. “Vaccines are key in the fight again Covid-19 and we encourage everyone to get their vaccine immediately,” said Dr Palitha Mahipala, WHO representative in Pakistan.
“We thank the US government for expressing their solidarity with Pakistan through this donation. Nobody is safe until everyone is safe.”
Copyright Business Recorder, 2021