Covid-19 claims 72 more lives


Total active Covid-19 cases recorded 34,535 with 3,270 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 1,733 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours.

According to the latest update issued by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday, 72 corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 64 of whom were under treatment in hospital and eight of them perished in their respective homes or quarantines.

Most of the deaths had occurred in the Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Out of the total 72 deaths occurred during last 24 hours, 27 of the deceased had died on ventilators during their treatment.

The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major areas including Multan 52 percent, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 57 percent, Peshawar 32 percent and Lahore 52 percent.

The maximum Oxygen beds (alternate oxygen providing facility other than ventilator administered as per medical requirement of COVID patient) was also occupied in four major areas of Gujrat 86 percent, Peshawar 62 percent, ICT 51 percent and Rawalpindi 37 percent.

Around 334 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no COVID affected person was on ventilator in AJK, GB and Balochistan.

Some 39,742 tests were conducted across the country on Monday, including 6,622 in Sindh, 20,279 in Punjab, 6,278 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 5,384 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 249 in Balochistan, 246 in GB, and 684 in AJK.

Around 585,271 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.—INP