COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The daily number of new coronavirus cases in the country during the last twenty-four hours rose to the highest level in seven weeks, according to the data provided by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Thursday.
Pakistan reported 2,258 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily tally after January 20 when the number of new coronavirus cases remained 2,363. The total number of infections rose to 597,497 with these fresh cases.
According to the National NCOC, the country’s death toll climbed to 13,377 after 53 more people succumbed to the deadly disease during the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 1,276 patients recovered from Covid-19 during the same time period, taking the total recoveries to 566,492.
The coronavirus positivity rate has shot up to 5.36 percent. According to coronavirus statistics shared by the government, about 42,164 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours,out of which 2,258 people were tested positive.
According to the NCOC, the total active Covid-19 cases across the country are 17,628, whereas no active case was reported in Gilgit-Baltistan. The highest ventilator occupancy was recorded in Lahore with 39 percent occupied, followed by Islamabad at 37 percent, Peshawar at 24 percent and Multan at 21 percent. – TLTP