Covid positivity comes down slightly

10 people died nationwide in past 24 hours: NCOC


APP November 03, 2021
The word "Covid-19" is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD:

The national Covid positivity ratio came fractionally down on Tuesday from 1.118% on Monday to 1.16% on Tuesday, while the single-day tally of fresh cases continue to stay below 500 for second consecutive day, according to the National Command and Operation Centres (NCOC).

The NCOC, which serves as the nerve centre of the government’s synchronised anti-Covid strategy, said in its daily update that the national tally of active cases rose slightly to 22,564 after 457 people tested positive for the virus while 428 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours.

The forum said that 10 patients died during the last 24 hours, including nine in different hospitals, raising the nationwide death toll to 28,466 since the pandemic outbreak in February 2020. Most of the deaths, it added, occurred in Punjab followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

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Among the active cases, the NCOC said, 1,286 patients were admitted to various Covid dedicated healthcare facilities of the country. It added that 1,234 patients were under treatment in critical condition, including 162 on ventilators.

As of Tuesday, the national caseload rose to 1,274,017 cases, including 1,222,987 recoveries. So far, the NCOC added, 20,879,087 corona tests have been conducted, while 640 hospitals were equipped with Covid facilities across the country.

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