Pakistan records 14 deaths, 825 new coronavirus cases
Amid the rise in infection rate, the death toll is also on the rise in Pakistan as the coronavirus claimed another 14 lives during the past 24 hours, showed the figures released by National Command and Operation Centre on Wednesday morning.
Most of these deaths were reported in Punjab and Sindh – six and five respectively – the two most affected regions of the country. As a result, the overall toll has now reached 6,759.
The same period saw 825 people testing positive for the virus, raising the number of cases reported in Pakistan to 330,200.
With the addition of these new cases, the number of infections reported in Sindh has now increased to 144,449. The distribution of the coronavirus cases for other provinces and regions is:
Punjab 103,314, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 39,189, Islamabad 19,300, Balochistan 15,859, Gilgit-Baltistan 4,200 and Azad Kashmir 3,889.
These figures again reveal that most of the new cases were recorded in Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad, which is a continuation of the trend being witnessed in recent days.
Meanwhile, 374 coronavirus patients fully recovered from the infection during the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people overcoming the infection to 311,814. Hence, a total of 318,573 cases have so far closed [deaths + number of people recovering from infection] in the country.
The increase of infection rate means the number of active cases is also on the rise with the country currently having 11,627 coronavirus patients with 894 of them receiving treatment in hospitals. It means more people are now being admitted in hospitals, representing a worrying sign.
Out of these hospitalised patients, 611 are in intensive care units due to their critical condition. Moreover, 98 of them have been placed on ventilators.
As far as the testing is concerned, the officials administered another 29,477 tests across the country on Tuesday, after which their overall number has now jumped to 4,347,155.