3568 virus patients critically ill, highest since pandemic started: Asad

3568 virus patients critically ill, highest since pandemic started: Asad

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Islamabad: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that as of yesterday 3,568 patients of coronavirus patients were in critical care across country and revealed that it is the highest number since the pandemic started in the country.

National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) head Asad Umar, in a tweet, stressed on the need of strong enforcement of coronavirus related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and urged people to take precautions and cooperate with administration.

It is worth mentioning that Pakistan has reported more than 5,000 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, of which 81 have died. The number of positive cases has surged to 687,908. On Sunday, the death toll across the country jumped to 14,778.

In terms of death toll, Punjab is still the most affected province, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 6,572 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,509 in Sindh, 2,440 in KP, 579 in Islamabad, 364 in Azad Kashmir, 211 in Balochistan, and 103 in GB.

Furthermore 266,378 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 231,073 in Punjab, 91,439 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 60,911 in Islamabad, 19,734 in Balochistan, 13,321 in Azad Kashmir and 5,052 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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