Uptick in hospitalisation ratio, Covid-19 claims 13 lives in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 11:33 AM, 23 Oct, 2020
Uptick in hospitalisation ratio, Covid-19 claims 13 lives in Pakistan

The death toll in Pakistan reached 6,715 after another 13 people died of the coronavirus during the past 24 hours, reported the National Command and Operation Centre on Friday morning.

Six of these deaths were recorded in Punjab followed by four in Islamabad and one each in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir.

It represents an interesting trajectory as most of the deaths in recent days have been reported in Punjab at a time when the number of new cases is highest in Sindh.

On Thursday, the virus was found in 736 people. It means a total of 326,216 cases has so far been reported in the country since the pandemic outbreak.

The region-wise distribution of these cases is: Sindh 142,917, Punjab 102,253, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 38,886, Islamabad 18,578, Balochistan 15,767, Gilgit-Baltistan 4,127 and Azad Kashmir 3,688.

On the other hand, 510 coronavirus patients fully recovered from the infection on Thursday, raising the number of recoveries to 309,646. Hence, a total of 316,361 cases have so far closed [deaths + number of people recovering from infection] in the country.

As far as the active cases are concerned, the country currently has 9,885 coronavirus patients, representing a slight increase when compared with the past day.

There are 845 patients – an increase of 110 against the previous day – in hospitals with 586 stated to be in a critical condition. Meanwhile, 89 of those being treated in intensive care units have been placed on ventilators.

Meanwhile, 27,050 tests were administered across the country after which their overall number has reached 4,204,320.