At least 144 die due to Covid-19 in Pakistan in past 24 hours

At least 5,870 people tested positive for Covid-19; active cases' tally at 84,976


News Desk April 23, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

The country recorded another day of high fatalities due to Covid-19 with at least 144 deaths recorded during the last 24-hour period and as many as 5,870 new cases.

At least 57 patients who were on ventilator support were among the fatalities and 133 of the deaths were of patients who were hospitalised. Most deaths occurred in Punjab, followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Highest ventilator occupancy was recorded in Gujranwala with 88 per cent, 85 per cent in Multan, 82 per cent in Lahore, 65 per cent in Mardan.

The number of active cases across the country stands at 84,976. Around 53,818 tests conducted during the said time span.

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At least 682,290 people have recovered from COVID-19 across Pakistan.

There is no Covid-19 patient on ventilator support in Gilgit-Baltistan, and Balochistan. As many as 562 vents are currently occupied across Pakistan.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, a total of 784,108 cases were detected, including 16,193 in AJK, 21,365 in Balochistan, 5,241 in GB, 72,150 in Islamabad, 110,875 in K-P, 282,469 in Punjab and 275,815 in Sindh.

Among the 13,595 deaths, 4,576 occurred in Sindh, 7,799 in Punjab, 3,029 in K-P, 652 in Islamabad, 227 in Balochistan, 104 in GB, and 455 in AJK.

There are 633 hospitals with COVID-19 facilities in Pakistan with 2,394 patients currently admitted.

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