In the last 24 hours, 4,113 people tested positive for COVID-19 while 119 lost their lives, according to the latest statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). Most casualties were seen in the province of Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
As of April May 2, the total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan stand at 84,480. Yesterday, 44,838 tests were conducted with Sindh conducting 15,297; Punjab: 16,844; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(KP): 7,131; Islamabad(ICT): 4,035; Balochistan: 628; Gilgit-Baltistan(GB): 396 and Azad Kashmir(AJK): 506.
Out of 1,756 ventilators reserved for COVID-19 patients in the country, 676 ventilators are currently occupied. There is no patient on the ventilator in GB and Balochistan. So far, Pakistan has seen a total of 738,727 recoveries.
A total of 841,636 cases have been detected so far in the country with AJK reporting 17,465; Balochistan:22,776; GB:5,341; ICT: 76,696, KP:121,099; Punjab: 310,616 and Sindh: 287,643.
Till now, Pakistan has recorded 18,429 deaths. Punjab is on top of the list with 8,741 casualties followed by Sindh:4,687; KP:3,466; Islamabad: 698; Balochistan: 239; GB: 107 and AJK: 491.
631 hospitals in Pakistan are equipped with COVID-19 facilities with 5,741 patients being treated across the country. A total of 12,010,519 tests have been conducted so far.
The Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar tweeted that Pakistan vaccinated more than 200,000 people on Tuesday. He tweeted. “Thanks to Almighty Allah the number of people vaccinated in a day crossed 200,000. If you are 40 and above please get yourself registered and keep following the SOPs.”
On Tuesday, Asad Umar said that government may open vaccination registration for people above age 18 after Eid, provided there is no issue with regards to vaccine availability.