309 coronavirus patients are on ventilators across country: NCOC

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202 out of 309 patients were put on ventilators in different medical facilities across Pakistan during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic,  reported on Saturday.

The statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) stated that 202 COVID-19 patients are on ventilators in three provincial capitals including 84 in Punjab’s capital Lahore, 73 in Sindh’s capital Karachi and 45 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) capital Peshawar.
Moreover, 45 patients were put on ventilators in Multan, 20 in Rawalpindi and 39 in Islamabad. No patient from Balochistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is on the ventilator, the NCOC said.

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The positivity rate of COVID-19 cases has ascended up to 7.59 per cent and 2,441 patients are in critical condition. The highest rate of COVID-19 positive cases was recorded in Abbottabad up to 17.57 per cent, whereas, GB has the lowest rate which stood at 3.92 pc.

It added that the other parts of the country have also witnessed the rise in coronavirus cases as the positivity rate in AJK reached up to 11.24 per cent and 5.27 pc in the federal capital Islamabad.


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