Some six more patients have died of Covid-19 and another 670 people have tested positive for the virus during the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday.
The Covid-19 tally in the country rises to 288,717 including 16,248 active cases and recoveries touching to 266,301 mark in the last 24 hours.
Some 1,308 indoor Covid patients were being treated in country’s 735 hospitals having dedicated facilities for infected patients. The is no patient on ventilators in Balochistan and AJK. As many as 141 patients were on ventilators out of a total of 1,920 ventilators allocated for Covid-19 patients at across country hospitals.
Sindhi province tops the tally of Covid cases with 125,904 positive cases followed by Punjab with 95,391 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 35,153 Covid patients, ICT 15,378, Balochistan 12,224, GB 2,486 and AJK at the bottom with 2,181 Covid patients so far.
A total of 6,168 persons have so far died after contracting novel coronavirus in the country. Of which 2,317 have been passed away in Sindh province, 2,182 in Punjab 1,238 in KP, 173 in ICT, 138 in Balochistan and 60 each Covid patients have so far lost their lives in GB and AJK. The National Institute of Health on Sunday carried out its “Testing, Tracing and Quarantine” training for the officials in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, as the country opens up after a steady decline in coronavirus cases. Coronavirus has claimed five more lives in Sindh taking the death toll to 2,322 and infected 278 others raising the tally to 126,182.
Health Department of Balochistan reported 80 new coronavirus infections, bumping the overall cases to 12,224.