73 pct of people who died from COVID-19 in Pakistan had chronic comorbidity: report
ISLAMABAD: A report issued by the Health Ministry has revealed that 73 pct of the people who have died so far from COVID-19 in Pakistan had chronic comorbidity.
Case fatality rate is 1.93 percent against 5.37 worldwide. People from one year to 102 years of age have died in the country and 73 percent of them were males. 74 percent people were over the age of 50 years and 91 percent of the deceased remained hospitalized.
The death toll from the virus stands at 3,229 with 136 deaths reported over the last twenty-four hours. 28,824 Corona tests were carried out during this period. 61,383 patients have so far recovered from the disease.
A total of 165,062 cases detected so far (AJK 769, Balochistan 8998, GB 1225, ICT 9941, KP 20182, Punjab 61678, Sindh 62269).
Consecutive 5th day decline in positive cases ratio witnessed across the country.
103 additional vents added to National COVID effort across Pakistan making total count to 1503. To meet additional requirement of hospitals, Procurement of additional vents on fast track basis in progress and will be completed between mid to end July adding more than 1500.
Operationalization of 2150 additional oxygenated beds across Pakistan is pursued on war footing to ease extra pull on major hospitals in mega cities across Pakistan. Details of area wise expansion of oxygenated beds include:-
60 beds will be in AJK, 200 in Balochistan, 40 in GB, 450 in ICT, 400 in KP, 500 in Punjab, 500 in Sindh.
Testing capacity has increased by 65 times & being further increased to more than 100000 tests per day by mid-July