ISLAMABAD17 October — The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Saturday was 9,174, as 641 more people tested positive for the deadly virus during the past 24 hours.
Thirteen corona patients, 12 of whom were in treatment, died in hospital on Friday and one from hospital, according to the latest update released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).
No person affected by COVID was in the ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Balochistan, while 78 ventilators elsewhere in Pakistan, out of 1,884 approved for COVID-19 patients, were occupied.
About 32,465 tests were done across the country on Friday, including 8,429 in Sindh, 12,136 in Punjab, 4,966 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 5,002 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 1,063 in Balochistan, 364 in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and 505 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
About 306,640 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan, making it a significant count with more than 90 percent recovery rate of the affected patients.
Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 322,452 cases have been detected so far, including AJK 3,398, Balochistan 15,644, GB 4,033, ICT 17,913, KP 38,565, Punjab 101,425 and Sindh 141,474.
About 6,638 deaths have been recorded in the country since the outbreak of the outbreak, including 2,574 Sindh among five of whom died in hospital and one from hospital on Friday, 2,288 in Punjab five of them died in hospital on Friday 1265 in KP, 194 in ICT one of them in hospital on Friday, 146 in Balochistan, 90 in GB and 8i in AJK one of them in hospital on Friday.
So far, 4,041,962 corona tests have been done, while 735 hospitals are equipped with COVID facilities. About 833 corona patients were admitted to hospitals across the country.