Country records over 2,200 Covid-19 cases for first time since Jan 20

No active cases reported in G-B: NCOC


Our Correspondent March 11, 2021
Coronavirus Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan on Thursday recorded 2,258 new coronavirus cases during the previous 24 hour period for the first time since January 20, taking the country's Covid-19 tally to 597,497.

According to the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), the country's death toll climbed to 13,377 after at least 53 more people succumbed to the deadly disease during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 1,276 patients recovered from Covid-19 during the same time period, taking the total recoveries to 566,492.

According to the NCOC, the total active Covid-19 cases across the country are 17,628, whereas no active case was reported in G-B.

The highest ventilator occupancy was recorded in Lahore with 39 per cent occupied, followed by Islamabad at 37 per cent, Peshawar at 24 per cent and Multan at 21 per cent.

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The NCOC further reported that the highest number of oxygen bed occupancy in the country was in Gujrat at 94 per cent followed by Peshawar at 39 per cent, Islamabad at 36 per cent and Lahore at 29 per cent.

About 42,164 Covid-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours out of which 9,964 were conducted in Sindh, 17,174 in Punjab, 6,704 in K-P, 6,863 in Islamabad, 405 in Balochistan, 341 in G-B and 713 tests were conducted in AJK.

Covid-19 related death by province

Out of the 13,377 total reported deaths, there have been at least 4,448 deaths in Sindh, 5,662 in Punjab, 2,129 in K-P and 516 in Islamabad.

About 202 deaths were reported in Balochistan, 104 deaths in G-B and 316 in AJK.

The NCOC also reported that a total of 9,360,202 tests have been conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic. There are about 631 hospitals with Covid-19 facilities with 2,144 patients admitted across the country, it added.

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