Pakistan reports 14 coronavirus deaths, 615 cases

By: News Desk      Published: 10:53 AM, 14 Oct, 2020
Pakistan reports 14 coronavirus deaths, 615 cases
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Amid the recent uptick in new coronavirus cases, another 14 people died in the aftermath of infection during the past 24 hours (Tuesday), raising the death toll in Pakistan to 6,601.

The latest figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Wednesday morning show that six people each died in Sindh and Punjab while the remaining two deaths were reported from Azad Kashmir. 

Meanwhile, the virus was found in 615 people during the same period. It means the overall number of coronavirus cases in the country has now reached 320,463.

Sindh has been infected worst by the pandemic with 140,756 cases. It means over 200 people were diagnosed with the infection on Tuesday. 

The region-wise distribution of the coronavirus cases for other provinces and regions is: Punjab 101,014, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 38,427, Islamabad 17,526, Balochistan 15,577, Gilgit-Baltistan 3,965 and Azad Kashmir 3,198.

During the past 24 hours, 471 coronavirus patients fully recovered from the infection. Thus the total number of people fully recovering from the infection either due to the treatment at health facilities or being kept in isolation has now increased to 305,080.

The abovementioned stats means that the number of closed cases [deaths + number of those recovering from infection] currently stands at 311,681.

Hence, there are 8,782 active cases in Pakistan, the majority of which have been isolated at their homes and other places with 853 of them being treated in hospitals.

Moreover, 518 of those who have been hospitalised are in intensive care units of the different hospitals due to their critical condition.

On the other hand, 81 of these critically ill patients are currently placed on ventilators. 

Also on Tuesday, 28,916 tests were administered in the country as part of the ongoing efforts to identify, trace and isolate the infected persons to stop further spread.

In this way, the overall number of tests conducted since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak in the country has increased to 3,943,734.