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Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 6%

(Source: Reuters)

ISLAMABAD: The national tally of total active COVID-19 cases was recorded 91,015 on Sunday with 3,153 more people testing positive for the deadly virus and 3,797 people recovering from the disease during the past 24 hours.

According to National command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 58 corona patients have died during last 24 hours, 56 of whom were under treatment in the hospitals and two of them perished in their respective quarantines or homes.

There were 5,370 Covid infected patients under treatment in critical condition in various Covid dedicated healthcare facilities of the country. The National Covid positivity ratio during past 24 hours was recorded as 5.45 percent.

The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major cities including Sargodha 52 percent, Bahawalpur 47 percent, Lahore 59 percent and Multan 76 percent.

The maximum Oxygen beds was also occupied in four major cities of Sargodha 78 percent, Swabi 72 percent, Multan 66 percent, and Gujrat 63 percent.

Around 552 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no COVID affected person was on ventilator in Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan (GB). 

Around 1,086,785 people have recovered from the disease so far across the country making it a significant count with over 90 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients.

Since the pandemic broke out, a total of 1,204,520 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment COVID-19 patients so far, including AJK 33,268, Balochistan 32,569, GB 10,162, ICT 102,617, KP 168,258, Punjab 413,182 and Sindh 444,464.