Pakistan records 5,480 new Covid-19 cases, 151 deaths in 24 hours

According to NCOC, total active Covid-19 cases across the country are reported to be 89,838


News Desk April 29, 2021
Men walk with face masks as a preventive measure, after Pakistan confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus, along a sidewalk in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Pakistan recorded 5,480 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's Covid-19 tally to 815,711.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the country's death toll climbed to 17,680 after 151 people succumbed to the deadly disease during the last 24 hours. Most deaths occurred in Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

Meanwhile, 3,699 patients recovered from the deadly disease in a day taking total recoveries to 708,193.

According to NCOC, total active Covid-19 cases across the country were reported to be 89,838.

The highest number of ventilators occupied in the country was found to be in Lahore with 73 per cent occupancy, followed by Multan at 73 per cent, Mardan at 73 per cent and Gujranwala at 62 per cent.

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The NCOC further reported that the highest number of oxygen bed occupancy in the country was in Peshawar at 70 per cent followed by Swabi at 67 per cent, Mardan at 65 per cent and Swat at 60 per cent.

About 57,013 Covid-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours out of which 14,716 were conducted in Sindh, 26,338 in Punjab, 8,261 in K-P, 5,651 in Islamabad, 929 in Balochistan, 241 in G-B and 877 tests were conducted in AJK.

Covid-19 related death by province

Out of the total 17,680 reported deaths, there had been about 4,629 deaths in Sindh, 8,327 in Punjab, 3,238 in K-P, 677 in Islamabad.

About 233 deaths were reported in Balochistan, 106 deaths in G-B and 470 in AJK.

The NCOC also reported that a total of 11,739,027 tests had been conducted since the outbreak of the virus. There are about 630 hospitals with Covid-19 facilities with more than 6,000 patients admitted across the country, it added.

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