Covid death toll tops 27,000

Sixty-six corona patients have died during the past 24 hours

APP September 17, 2021
Coronavirus Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE


The national tally of total active Covid cases was recorded at 76,581 on Thursday, with 3,012 more people testing positive for the deadly virus and 3,897 people recovering from the disease during the last 24 hours.

Sixty-six corona patients have died during the past 24 hours, 58 of whom were under treatment in hospitals and eight of them perished in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Most of the deaths occurred in Punjab followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Out of the total 66 patients who breathed their last, 19 were on ventilators. There were 5,039 Covid infected patients under treatment in critical condition in various Covid-dedicated healthcare facilities of the country.

About 27,004 deaths were recorded in the country since the eruption of the contagion. The national Covid positivity ratio during the past 24 hours was recorded at 5.3%. The Covid positivity ratio is the percentage of actual positive cases appearing in every 100 tests performed to identify infected individuals.

The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major cities including Sargodha 55%, Bahawalpur 69%, Lahore 49% and Multan 76%. The maximum number of oxygen beds (alternate oxygen providing facility other than ventilator administered as per medical requirement of Covid patient) were occupied in four major cities of Bannu (67%), Swabi (63%), Sargodha (57%), and Gujrat (63%).

Around 553 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no Covid affected person was on ventilator in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Some 56,778 tests were conducted across the country on Wednesday, including 18,225 in Sindh, 18,399 in Punjab, 12,207 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 5,135 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 1,289 in Balochistan, 544 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 979 in AJK.

Around 1,112,236 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a significant count with over 90 per cent recovery ratio of the stricken patients.

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Since the pandemic broke out, a total of 1,215,821 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment Covid-19 patients so far, including AJK 33,551, Balochistan 32,671, G-B 10,204, ICT 103,549, K-P 169,972, Punjab 418,196 and Sindh 447,678.

About 27,004 deaths were recorded in the country since the eruption of the contagion. Around 7,210 people have breathed their last in Sindh so far.

12,319 people have died in Punjab, with 28 fatalities occurring in the past 24 hours. Some 22 individuals died in hospitals and six out of the hospitals.

As many as 5,329 people have expired in K-P thus far, 19 of them died in hospitals on Wednesday, 893 individuals died in ICT, one of them expired in the hospital on Wednesday, 344 people died in Balochistan, 182 infected people perished in G-B, and 727 people died in AJK.

A total of 18,682,730 corona tests have been conducted so far, while 640 hospitals are equipped with Covid facilities across the country. Some 5,590 corona patients were admitted to hospitals.


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