Over the last 24 hours, 1592 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan, according to data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). Meanwhile, 22 people lost their lives to the virus, all of whom died while hospitalized. 16 died while on ventilators.
Punjab continues to register the greatest number of COVID-19 deaths, followed by Sindh.
The number of fatalities registered in the provinces stands at 5,565 in Punjab, 4,426 in Sindh, 2,113 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 509 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 201 in Balochistan, 102 in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), and 311 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
As of March 8, 2021, there are 18,415 active cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan.
Yesterday, 34,347 tests were conducted across Pakistan, with 14,677 conducted in Punjab; 7,813 in Sindh; 6,141 in KP; 4,578 in ICT; 201 in Balochistan; 102 in GB, and 608 in AJK.
Of the ventilators reserved for COVID-19 patients, 211 are occupied across Pakistan. 20% of the reserved ventilators are occupied in Peshawar, 17% in Multan, 30% in Islamabad, and 36% in Lahore. No patients are on ventilators in Balochistan, GB, and AJK. Of the allotted oxygen beds, 94% are occupied in Gujrat, 38% in Peshawar, 31% in Islamabad, and 29% in Multan.
To date, a total of 499,517 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Pakistan. 9,246,827 tests have so far been conducted in Pakistan, and 10,598 total deaths have been registered.
631 hospitals within Pakistan are equipped with COVID-19 facilities, with 2,071 patients admitted across the country
So far, 560,458 people have recovered across Pakistan, making it a significant count.