Covid positivity ratio reaches 6%

-Total active cases reach 55,720 with 2,819 new casesĀ 
-45 more fall prey to deadly virusĀ 
-Over 25 m doses given so far

DM Monitoring

ISLAMABAD: The national tally on Sunday of total active COVID-19 cases was recorded 55,720 with 2,819 more people testing positive for the deadly virus and 1,176 people recovering from the disease during the last 24 hours.
Forty-five corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 41 of whom were under treatment in the hospitals and four of them perished in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
Most of the deaths occurred in Sindh followed by Punjab. Out of the total 45 deaths occurred, 22 of them died were under treatment on ventilators.
There were 2,573 Covid infected patients under treatment in critical condition with 22 of them admitted during past 24 hours in
various Covid dedicated healthcare facilities of the country. The National Covid positivity ratio during past 24 hours was recorded 6.32 percent. The Covid positivity ratio is the percentage of actual positive cases appearing in every 100 tests performed to identify infected individuals. The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major cities including Islamabad 38%, Lahore 20%, Peshawar 15% and Karachi 15%.
The maximum Oxygen beds (alternate oxygen providing facility other than ventilator administered as per medical requirement of COVID patient) was also occupied in four major cities of Gilgit 50%, Karachi 46%, Rawalpindi 24% and Muzaffarabad 28%. Around 278 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no COVID affected person was on ventilator in Balochistan, and Gilgit Baltistan (GB). Some 44,579 tests were conducted across the country on Saturday, including 16,156 in Sindh, 17,525 in Punjab, 6,117 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 2,043 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 814 in Balochistan, 729 in GB, and 1,195 in AJK.
Around 925,958 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a significant count with over 90 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients. Since the pandemic broke out, a total of 1,004,694 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment COVID-19 patients so far, including AJK 22,886, Balochistan 29,494, GB 7,702, ICT 85,519, KP 141,627, Punjab 352,682 and Sindh 364,784.