COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded another 105 fatalities due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the national death tally to 15,229 as the third wave of coronavirus becomes more lethal in the country.
According to the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), about 5,312 new cases emerged in the country with the total tally now recorded at 710,829. With a positivity rate of 9.6 percent, the number of active cases stands at 69,811. In addition, country-wide recoveries have risen to 625,789.
According to the official data, the total number of coronavirus patients in Sindh has reached 267,970 while 4,521 people have died in the province so far.
The total number of coronavirus patients in Punjab is 243,295 and 6,851 people have died due to the virus, while the total number of patients in Balochistan is 20,097 and the death toll is 19,295.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the number of coronavirus patients have been recorded at 96,128 with 2,553 deaths while in Azad Kashmir, 14,069 cases have so far been reported with 391 deaths since the pandemic hit the country last year.
In Gilgit-Baltistan, 5,064 cases have been reported while 103 people have lost their lives to the virus. According to the portal, the total number of coronavirus patients in the federal capital Islamabad is 62,775 and 588 patients have died from the virus so far.
The highest number of ventilators are currently occupied in Gujranwala (88 percent), Multan (81 percent), Lahore (79 percent), and Bahawalpur (68 percent).
During the previous 24-hour period, at least 54,948 Covid tests were conducted nationwide on April 8 out of which 9,392 were conducted in Sindh, 25,871 in Punjab, 8,090 in KP, 8,711 in ICT, 1,257 in Balochistan, 467 in GB, and 1,160 in AJK. – TLTP