Increased restrictions slowing Covid-19 positivity: Umar

NCOC chief says over a million Covid-19 vaccinations carried out across Pakistan so far


News Desk April 06, 2021

KARACHI:

National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar said on Tuesday that increased restrictions, broader lockdowns and stronger SOP enforcement had started having an impact as initial signs of Covid-19 positivity were slowing.

However, the minister cautioned that due to the momentum of the last two weeks, patients in critical care and mortality rate would stay at high levels for some time.

 

 

The NCOC chief added that the total Covid-19 vaccinations carried out across Pakistan so far crossed the one million mark.

“More than 76 thousand vaccinations were carried out yesterday. Total number of people registered so far is now over 2 million. 600k health care workers and more than 1.4 million 50 plus. Please register if u are 50 plus,” the federal minister for planning urged.

 

 

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Statistics

Pakistan recorded 103 Covid-19 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the highest in 10 months.

According to the NCOC, about 3,953 new coronavirus cases were recorded in a day, taking the country's Covid-19 tally for confirmed cases to 696,184.

It further reported that the country's death toll climbed to 14,924, and majority of these deaths occurred in Punjab followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Meanwhile, 2,198 patients recovered from the deadly disease in a day, taking the tally of recoveries to 618,158.

According to the NCOC, the total number of active Covid-19 cases across the country is reported to be 63,102.

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The NCOC further reported that the highest number of oxygen bed occupancy in the country was in Gujranwala, at 85 per cent, followed by Gujrat at 78 per cent, Peshawar at 77 per cent and Swat at 64 per cent.

About 46,665 Covid-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours out of which 10,300 were conducted in Sindh, 19,304 in Punjab, 7,198 in K-P, 7,500 in Islamabad, 1,148 in Balochistan, 396 in G-B and 819 tests were conducted in AJK.

Deaths by province

Out of the total 14,924 reported deaths, 4,510 have been recorded in Sindh, 6,675 in Punjab, 2,469 in K-P and 584 in Islamabad.

About 211 deaths were reported in Balochistan, 103 deaths in G-B and 372 in AJK.

The NCOC also reported that a total of 10,493,362 tests have been conducted since the outbreak of the virus last year. There are about 631 hospitals with Covid-19 facilities, with more than 4,000 patients admitted across the country, it added.

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