ISLAMABAD (APP): The national tally on Thursday of total active COVID-19 cases was recorded 34,531 with 1,683 more people testing positive for the deadly virus and 1,084 people recovering from the disease during last 24 hours.
Twenty-four corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 23 of whom were under treatment in the hospitals and one of them perished in their respective homes or quarantine facilities, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC). Most of the deaths occurred in Sindh and followed by Punjab. Out of the total 24 deaths occurred, 15 of them died were under treatment on ventilators. There were 1,980 COVID-19 infected patients under treatment in critical condition, 39 were admitted in various COVID-19 dedicated healthcare facilities of the country during past 24 hours.
National COVID-19 positivity ratio during past 24 hours was recorded 3.33%. The COVID-19 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 Islamabad 12%, Lahore 15%, Peshawar 14% and Multan 14%. The maximum Oxygen beds (alternate oxygen providing facility other than ventilator administered as per medical requirement of COVID patient) was also occupied in four major cities of Gilgit 82 %, Multan 18 %, Karachi 29 % and Rawalpindi 20 %. Around 201 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no COVID affected person was on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Balochistan, and Gilgit Baltistan (GB).
Some 50,531 tests were conducted across the country on Wednesday, including 17,959 in Sindh, 17,180 in Punjab, 10,011 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 2,859 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 714 in Balochistan, 522 in GB, and 1,286 in AJK.
Around 910,609 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a significant count with over 90 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients.
Since the pandemic broke out, a total of 967,633 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment COVID-19 patients so far, including AJK 20,728, Balochistan 27,502, GB 6,639, ICT 83,259, KP 138,855, Punjab 347,347 and Sindh 343,303.
About 22,493 deaths were recorded in country since the eruption of the contagion. Around 5,552 people perished in Sindh, 16 of them died in hospitals. Some 10,798 people died in Punjab with six deaths occurred in the hospitals and one out of the hospitals in the past 24 hours.
As many as 4,346 people expired in KP, 781 individuals died in ICT, 315 people died in Balochistan, 111 infected people perished in GB and 590 people in AJK succumbed to the deadly virus, one out of the hospital.
A total of 14,911,743 corona tests have been conducted so far, while 639 hospitals are equipped with COVID facilities across the country. Some 2,235 corona patients were admitted to the hospitals.