Pakistan reports 2,547 fresh COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths in 24 hours

ISLAMABAD – Total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan increased to 32,005 on Thursday as 2,547 people tested positive for the more deadly virus during the last 24 hours.

According to the latest update released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), a total of 18 patients, who were undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infection, lost their lives in hospitals on Wednesday.

No COVID-affected person was on a ventilator in Baluchistan, while 234 ventilators were captured elsewhere in Pakistan, out of 1,806 allocated for COVID-19 patients.

Some 36,899 trials were conducted across the country on Wednesday, including 11,960 in Sindh, 13,754 in Punjab, 3,025 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 6,132 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 841 in Balochistan, 240 in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), and 947 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

So far, 326,674 people in Pakistan have recovered from the disease.

A total of 365,927 cases have been reported since the outbreak of the epidemic, including AJK 5690, Balochistan 16,582, GB 4,482, ICT 25,278, KP 4,3052, Punjab 11, 2284 and Sindh 158,559.

Around 7,248 deaths were reported in the country since the incident of contagion, including 2,764 in Sindh, four of them died in hospital on Wednesday, while 2,519 in Punjab, 10 of them died in hospital, 1,318 in KP, 265 died in ICT. One of the hospitals, 157 in Balochistan, 93 in Ho, 93 in GB and 132 in AJK, died in the hospital on Wednesday.

So far, around 5,055, 382 trials were conducted, and 794 hospitals with Kovid facilities were allocated, while 2025 patients were recruited nationwide.

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