Federal capital records 132 fresh corona cases in last 24 hours: NCOC

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ISLAMABAD: The COVID-19 cases continued to surge in the federal capital as 132 new corona cases were reported from the city during the last 24 hours, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Tuesday.

According to an official of NCOC, as many as 117 cases were reported on Monday while 126 cases were reported on Sunday.

He said so far 38,395 cases were reported from the federal capital while 428 deaths were reported from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). He added 35,253 patients had been recovered completely.

Meanwhile, on the direction of Ministry of National Health Services, the district administration of Islamabad had continued smart lockdown in different streets of the capital to reduce transmission of the infection in the selected streets and other sectors. They also started taking actions on violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related with the corona while visiting marriage halls, markets and petrol pumps by its inspection teams. The administration also sealed schools, shops, workshop and restaurants on violation of SOPs.

The inspection teams also issued notices to marriage halls besides imposing fines on owners of different shops. Commenting on the situation, an official of Ministry of National Health Services said that several local level administrative decisions were made to control the disease. He advised the citizens to continue following the social distancing, use of mask and other precautionary measures to stop increasing local transmission of COVID-19 in the city. He said the government had adopted effective strategy to combat COVID-19 that resulted reduction in corona cases in the country.

He said a strategy was made to control corona keeping in view the global information, focusing on data with integration of local data in a scientific way. He said the ministry had also asked the administrations of public and private organization functioning in the ICT to strictly monitor the SOPs to ensure protection of their employees from the COVID-19.

COVID-19 claims 59 deaths, over 1,900 new Coronavirus cases reported: The national tally of total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Tuesday reached 35,707 with 1,947 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 1,903 people recovered from the Coronavirus during the last 24 hours.

Fifty Nine corona patients, 50 of whom were under treatment in hospital and Nine in their respective homes or quarantines died on Monday, according to the latest update issued by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

During the last 24 hours most of the deaths had occurred in Punjab followed by the Sindh.

It added that out of the total 59 deaths during last 24 hours 31 patients died on ventilators.

No COVID affected person was on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) while 314 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in Pakistan. The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major areas including Multan 44 percent, ICT 46 percent, Bahawalpur 41 percent and Lahore 37 percent.

The Oxygen beds (oxygen providing facility other than ventilator as per patient’s medical requirement) were also occupied in four major areas as in ICT 32 percent, Karachi 31 percent, Peshawar57 percent and Multan 31 percent. Some 35,073 tests were conducted across the country on Monday, including 10,165 in Sindh, 16,203 in Punjab, 4,197 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 3,713 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 122 in Balochistan, 357 in GB, and 316 in AJK. Around 444,360 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a significant count with over 86 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients.

Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 490,476 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment COVID-19 patients so far, including AJK 8,383, Balochistan 18,254, GB 4,870, ICT 38,395, KP 59,729, Punjab 141,393 and Sindh 219,452.

About 10,409 deaths were recorded in country since the eruption of the contagion. Around 3,623 perished in Sindh among 12 of them died on Monday. Seven of them died in hospital and Five out of the hospital.

4,160 in Punjab had died with 36 deaths in past 24 hours. 33 of them died in hospital and Three out of hospital on Monday. 1,683 in KP where Eight of them died in hospital on Monday, 428 in ICT, 185 in Balochistan, 101 in GB and 229 in AJK where Two of them died in hospital and one out of hospital on Monday.

A total of 6,884,940 corona tests have been conducted so far, while 626 hospitals are equipped with COVID facilities. Some 2,729 corona patients were admitted in hospitals across the country.