COVID-19 claims 47 more lives, active cases recorded 42,330.

ISLAMABAD -- The national tally on Thursday of total active COVID-19 cases recorded 42,330 with 2,545 more people tested positive for the deadly virus during the last 24 hours.

Forty-seven (47) corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 45 of whom were under treatment in hospital and two out of the hospital in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

During the last 24 hours most of the deaths had occurred in Sindh followed by the Punjab. Out of the total 47 deaths occurred during last 24 hours, 27 of the deceased had died on ventilators during their treatment.

The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major areas including Multan 15 percent, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 24 percent, Peshawar 13 percent and Lahore 18 percent.

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 areas of Skardu 42 percent, Gilgit 56 percent, Muzaffarabad 30 percent and Karachi 38 percent.

Around 237 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no COVID affected person was on ventilator in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan.

Some 48,910 tests were conducted across the country on Wednesday, including 16,528 in Sindh, 17,325 in Punjab, 9,915 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 2,043 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 1,592 in Balochistan, 721 in GB, and 786 in...

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