135 highest corona deaths in a day since June 2020: NCOC
ISLAMABAD: 135 deaths has been reported by the National Command and Operation
Centre. This is the highest number of single day deaths since last June.
Out of 135 deaths, as many as 126 included those who were under treatment in hospital and
nine out of the hospital in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest
update issued by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
The total death toll reached to 15,754 with 4,216 patients most of them admitted in hospitals
were still in critical condition. The countrywide positivity rate, however, has come down to
9.73% as 4,681 out of 48,092 cases were tested positive.
The national tally on Wednesday of total active COVID-19 cases recorded 76,757 with 4,681
more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 3,645 people recovered from the disease
during the last 24 hours.
During the last 24 hours most of the deaths had occurred in the Punjab followed by Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa. A total of 7,141 in Punjab had died of COVID-19 with 79 deaths occurring in
past 24 hours. A total of 2,732 deaths have been recorded in KP where 49 died in hospitals in
the last 24 hours.Out of the total 135 deaths occurred during last 24 hours, 45 of the deceased had died on
ventilators during their treatment. The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major
areas including Multan 81 percent, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 51 percent, Gujranwala
88 percent and Lahore 79 percent.
According to NCOC data, around 504 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country
while no COVID affected person was on ventilator in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan.
Some 48,092 tests were conducted across the country on Tuesday, including 10,176 in Sindh,
22,781 in Punjab, 6,874 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 5,493 in Islamabad Capital Territory
(ICT), 1,230 in Balochistan, 535 in GB, and 1,003 in AJK.
Around 641,912 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a
significant count with over 90 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients. Since the
pandemic outbreak, a total of 734,423 cases were detected that also included the perished,
recovered and under treatment COVID-19 patients so far, including AJK 14,837, Balochistan
20,499, GB 5,140, ICT 67,491, KP 101,045, Punjab 255,571 and Sindh 269,84.