Pressure on hospitals mounting: Asad
Staff Reporter Islamabad
Coronavirus on Monday claimed 58 more lives in Pakistan during the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 15,50.
The latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed the COVID-19 has claimed 58 more lives and 4,584 fresh infections were reported during the period.
During the period of a day, the total count of active cases was recorded at 75,266 and the positivity rate stood at 10.29 per cent.
The health facilities across the country conducted 44,514 coronavirus detection tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 10,779,474 since the first case was reported.
According to the statistics, 58 patients were declared critical, adding to the total number of patients suffering from sensitive health condition up to 4,201.
Overall 634,835 people have recovered from the virus including 3,135 who have regained their health from COVID-19 during the past 24 hours.
Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said on Monday that compliance with the Covid-19 SOPs remains “very weak”, due to which pressure on hospitals is increasing.
Taking to Twitter, the minister said the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) today reviewed the Covid-19 situation, hospital admissions and SOPs compliance at a meeting in Islamabad.
“SOP compliance remains very weak & pressure on hospitals is increasing. Administration has been asked to ramp up compliance enforcement to avoid a crises like situation,” he said.