2,193 New Cases, 32 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours

Pakistan yesterday saw 2,193 new coronavirus cases in the country as Sindh reported its record surge of 1,017 new cases in a single day. Punjab and KP saw an increase of usual 697 and 261 new cases respectively in 24 hours.

Deaths, for the day, stood at 32, of whom 17 were from Sindh only. Punjab and KP reported 8 and 6 deaths while one patient died of coronavirus related complications in Islamabad. Hospitalizations reached 10,900 while 14,155 patients recovered from the viral and are discharged from the hospitals.

NCOC said that only 18% of vents — that are dedicated for COVID-19 patients — are being consumed while 82% vents or 1,853 ventilators are still vacant and can be available for coronavirus patents across the country.

Till yesterday, a total of 1,415 healthcare workers were tested positive for coronavirus, of whom 12 have died while 434 professionals recovered from the illness.

161 healthcare professionals are in hospital, of whom 2 are on ventilator. Remaining 808 professionals are at home isolation.

While its clear that Coronavirus is impacting the global population differently in various countries, such as Pakistan isn’t impacted as badly as some western countries, the fatality rate is also seen different for various provinces of Pakistan. It is observed that KP is probably the worst hit province with most deaths per one million population.

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