National COVID positivity surges at 5.12 percent; 2,284 patients critical

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The National COVID Positivity Ratio on Sunday was recorded 5.12 percent where 2,284 Coronavirus patients were in critical condition across the country with the number of critical patients rising at a fast pace.

The positivity ratio was determined on the basis of positive cases appearing in 100 samples of COVID patients.

The highest positivity ratio was observed in Mirpur which was 15.69 percent followed by Peshawar 12.13 percent and Karachi 11.27 percent, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).

The positivity ratio in various federating units was as in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) was 6.16 percent, Balochistan 9.02 percent, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) 1.11 percent, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 3.12 percent, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 4.65 percent, Punjab 4.16 percent and Sindh had 7.23 percent positivity ratio.

It also mentioned the Province wise COVID Positivity Ratio breakdown that indicated in Punjab, Lahore had maximum positivity ratio of 8.39 percent, Rawalpindi had 3.84 percent, Faisalabad 2.22 percent and Multan 1.52 percent.

In Sindh, Karachi had 11.27 percent, Hyderabad 9.59 percent, in KP, Peshawarhad 12.13 percent, Swat 1.85 and Abbotabad 2.02 percent, in Baluchistan, Quetta had 2.9 percent, in ICT 3.12 percent positivity ratio was prevailing. In AJK, Mirpur had 15.69 percent positivity ratio.

The update aslo showed Mortality Analysis during the prevailing pandemic outbreak as a total of 10,311 deaths were recorded with prevailing Case Fatality Rate of 2.12 percent against the global death rate of 2.17 percent. It added that as per the gender analysis of the deceased around 69 percent were males with 77.5 percent over the age of 50-year.

As many as 73 percent of the perished COVID-19 patients had chronic comorbidities (affected with another disease prior to contracting Coronavirus). Out of the total died COVID patients 91 percent of the deceased remained hospitalised and out if these patients 57 percent were on ventilators, it added.

COVID-19 claims 53 more lives, infects 2,272: Total active COVID-19 cases across the country on Sunday reached 35,663 with 2,272 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 1,686 corona patients recovered during the last 24 hours.

According to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC),. About 53 corona patients, 49 under treatment in hospitals and four at their homes or quarantines, died on Saturday. Most of the deaths occurred in Punjab followed by the Sindh.

Out of 53, 29 patients died on ventilators. No COVID affected person was on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) while 307 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in Pakistan. The maximum ventilators were occupied in Multan (42 percent), Islamabad Capital Territory (44 percent), Peshawar (32 percent) and Lahore (35 percent).

The oxygen beds (oxygen providing facility other than ventilator as per the patient’s medical requirement) were also occupied in four cities, including ICT (35 percent), Karachi (33 percent), Peshawar (58 percent) and Multan (32 percent). Some 44,392 tests were conducted across the country on Saturday, including 13,886 in Sindh, 20,348 in Punjab, 4,987 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 4,043 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 410 in Balochistan, 361 in GB, and 357 in AJK.Around 440,660 patients have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a significant count with over 86 percent recovery ratio.

Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 486,634 corona positive cases have been detected so far, including AJK 8,325, Balochistan 18,218, GB 4,866, ICT 38,146, KP 59,255, Punjab 140,188 and Sindh 217,636.

About 10,311 deaths have been recorded in the country since the eruption of the contagion. Some 3,594 perished in Sindh, 12 of them died on Saturday – 11 in hospitals and one out of the hospital.

Out of total 4,109 deaths in Punjab, 24 patients dies deaths in past 24 hours – 21 in hospitals and 3 out of hospita. About 1,672 corona patients have died in KP so far, 11 of them in hospitals on Saturday, 424 in ICT with three in hospitals on Saturday, 185 in Balochistan, one in hospital on Saturday, 101 in GB, and 226 in AJK, two in hospitals on Saturday.

A total of 6,819,699 corona tests have been conducted so far, while 625 hospitals are equipped with COVID facilities. Some 2,773 corona patients were admitted in hospitals across the country as on date.