Active Covid-19 cases in Pakistan reach 32,000: NCOC

Punjab in the lead with most number of active infections, followed by Sindh

Our Correspondent November 19, 2020

The number of active coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 32,000, informed the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) on Thursday as Pakistan recorded another one-day highest toll since July 13, with 2,547 cases.

As many as 18 more fatalities were also recorded, taking the country's death toll to 7,248.

According to the NCOC, about 36,899 tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, of which 2,547 came out positive, taking the country’s tally for cases so far reported to 365,927.

As per the official data, Punjab was leading with the most number of active cases, 13,754, followed by Sindh with 11,960 cases, Islamabad with 6,132, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) with 3,025, Azad Jammu and Kashmir with 947, Balochistan with 841 and Gilgit Baltistan with 240.


As for the death toll, a total of 2,764 deaths have occurred in Sindh, 2,519 in Punjab, 1,138 in K-P, 265 in Islamabad, 157 in Balochistan, 132 in AJK and 93 in G-B.

The NCOC stated that of the 18 fatalities reported on November 18, four were reported in Sindh, 10 in Punjab, two in Islamabad and one each in Balochistan and AJK.


About 886 patients also recovered from the deadly virus in the past 24 hours, taking the number of total recoveries recorded in Pakistan so far to 326,674.

According to NCOC, of the total recoveries, 158,559 have been recorded in Sindh, 112,284 in Punjab; 43,052 in K-P; 25,278 in Islamabad; 16,582 in Balochistan; 5,690 in Azad Kashmir and 4,482 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

About 234 vents are occupied across Pakistan as of now of the total 1,806 vents allocated for Covid-19 patients.

Pakistan has so far conducted about 5,055,382 Covid-19 tests. There are about 794 hospitals with Covid-19 facilities and around 2,025 patients admitted across the country.


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