Pakistan Witnesses the Highest Ever Number of Coronavirus Patients in Critical Condition

The Chief of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), Asad Umar, announced on Sunday that the country’s tally for coronavirus patients in critical care has reached an all-time high. He revealed that as of Saturday, the number of people whose condition is quite critical reached 3,568. This is the greatest number that the country has seen so far.

The Federal Minister took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to reveal this grave news. He expressed his concern stating that a peak like this has not been witnessed in Pakistan ever since the beginning of the pandemic last year. 

Umar cautioned the masses of the rising number of cases in the country and directed the relevant authorities to implement stricter standard operating procedures (SOPs). He went on to add that a stronger enforcement of coronavirus guidelines is needed in the country. 

Addressing the citizens and residents of the country, the Federal Minister stressed upon the importance of cooperating with the administration, as it makes efforts for effective enforcement. 

The NCOC also published a report, issuing disease-related statistics in the country. It revealed that Punjab has been consistently recording the greatest number of deaths in the country. In the past 24 hours as well, the number of people who succumbed to the disease, was highest in the province, followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). 

On Saturday, the country also recorded more than 80 fatalities. Out of these, 49 had taken place in Punjab and 23 in K-P. As of now, the death toll in the country stands at 14,778. 

The nerve center for response to the disease in the country also went on to add that more than 60,000 people are currently suffering from the coronavirus. Out of these, over 5,000 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours. 

The report of the NCOC further clarified that around 55,605 tests had been conducted across Pakistan on the 3rd of April. Out of these, 5,020 turned up with a positive diagnosis and took the tally of reported cases in the country to a figure of 687,908. 

Out of the total number of people who have lost their lives to the deadly disease, 6,572 were recorded in the province of Punjab. Sindh reported that 4,509 had succumbed to the virus, K-P reported 2,440, and Balochistan reported 211. The capital city also revealed that 579 people had lost the battle with the coronavirus. 

364 patients in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and 103 from Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), were also declared dead as a result of contracting the infection. 

The NCOC added that from the 81 fatalities recorded on the 3rd of April, three had been from Sindh, 23 from K-P, 49 from Punjab, and one from AJK. Islamabad reported five of these as well. 

In addition, the total number of people who have recovered from the disease across the country currently stands at 613, 058. 

So far, Pakistan has conducted a total of more than 10,000,000 tests of the coronavirus. Around 631 hospitals in the country are well-equipped to provide disease-related facilities to the citizens and residents.