Pak reports over 4000 cases after two months

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The National Covid positivity ratio during past 24 hours was recorded 7.8 percent

Khayam Abbasi

ISLAMABAD, The national tally of total active COVID-19 cases was recorded as 56,952 on Wednesday with 4,119 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 7,020 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours.

Forty-four (44) corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 39 of whom were under treatment in the hospitals and five 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 44 deaths occurred, 20 of them died were under treatment on ventilators.

There were 2,898 Covid infected patients under treatment in critical condition with 176 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 7.8 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 34%, Lahore 20%, Peshawar 17% and Karachi 17%.

Some 52,291 tests were conducted across the country on Tuesday, including 18,737 in Sindh, 18,029 in Punjab, 8,600 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 3,404 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 1,878 in Balochistan, 782 in GB, and 861 in AJK.