COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Fourteen more people died of coronavirus-related complications in the country over the past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the disease to 6,601, said the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday.
According to the NCOC, 471 fresh infections surfaced when 28,022 samples were tested during this period, lifting the national tally of cases to 320,463.
Around 305,080 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan with addition of 471 recoveries recorded over the previous 24 hours. There are a total of 8,782 active cases of COVID-19 in the country. Of the total patients under treatment, 518 are said to be in critical condition. A total of 39,43,734 tests have been conducted so far.
So far, Sindh has reported 140,756 cases, Punjab 101,014, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 38,427, Balochistan 15,577, Islamabad 17,526, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 3,198, and Gilgit-Baltistan has reported 3,965 cases.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday announced that as many as 241 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the province during the past 24-hours.
Giving a routine daily update over the virus tally in the province, the chief minister said that more than half of the COVID-19 cases in the province, that is 145 from total 241 new cases, were reported from Karachi during the duration. In the past 24 hours, four more patients of COVID-19 have died, increasing the death count in Sindh by the disease to 2,566, the chief minister said.
In the last 24 hours 177 more patients of the disease have recovered and the overall tally of recovered patients of coronavirus has reached 133,651, he said. Sindh has overall 4,780 active cases of coronavirus, while 188 patients have been in critical condition and 25 of them are on ventilators, Shah said.
Meanwhile, Punjab on Wednesday reported 122 new cases of novel coronavirus and six deaths by the disease during the last 24 hours.
A spokesperson of Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare department said that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the province has reached 101,014 with addition of 122 new cases in the last 24 hours. The death count by Covid-19 in Punjab has reached 2,270 as six more patients died of the disease in the last 24 hours, the spokesperson said.
The province has conducted 14,08,864 tests so far, health department spokesperson said. Overall 96,972 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in Punjab.
People should follow the protective measures to save them from the disease, Primary and Secondary Healthcare department spokesperson said. – TLTP