Daily Covid death toll hits 118—highest since June

Most deaths occurred in Punjab followed by K-P, active cases tally at 76,034, recoveries total 638,267


News Desk April 13, 2021
A resident receives a commercial dose of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine, at a private hospital in Karachi on April 4, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD:

As many as 118 Covid-related deaths were reported across on Tuesday—the highest since June, while at least 4,318 more people tested positive for the virus.

According to statistics of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), most deaths occurred in Punjab followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Out of the 118 deaths, 37 occurred on ventilators, while 110 died in hospital and eight out of hospital during the said time span.

Ventilators were occupied in four major areas, with the ratio remaining 88 per cent in Gujranwala, 81 per cent in Multan, 80 per cent in Lahore, and 52 per cent in Islamabad. There are as many as 503 vents in use by the Covid patients across the country at present.

The beds with the facility of the oxygen were also occupied in four major areas, with the ratio remaining 85 per cent in Gujranwala, 77 per cent in Charsadda, 76 per cent in Swabi, and 74 per cent in Peshawar.

At least 638,267 people have recovered from COVID-19 across Pakistan, making it a significant count.

According to the statistics, there is no corona patient on the ventilator in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Balochistan. The number of active cases across the country stands at 76,034.

Among these, 8,642 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 27,320 in Punjab, 5,896 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 6,251 in Islamabad, 960 in Balochistan, 560 in Gilgit, and 891 in AJK.

As many as 50,520 tests were conducted across the country in the past 24 hours. Of them, 8,642 in Sindh, 27,320 in Punjab, 5,896 in K-P, 6,251 in Islamabad, 960 in Balochistan, 560 in GB, and 891 in AJK.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, a total of 729,920 cases were detected, including in 14,687 in AJK, 20,397 in Balochistan, 5,130 in GB, 66,983 in Islamabad, 100,275 in K-P, 252,974 in Punjab, and 269,474 in Sindh.Among the 13,595 deaths, 4,530 occurred in Sindh, 7,062 in Punjab (66 people deaths in hospitals) 2,683 in K-P (32 deaths in hospitals), 617 in Islamabad (six deaths in hospitals, 217 in Balochistan (two deaths in hospitals), 103 in GB, and 407 in AJK (four in hospitals).

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