Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths crosses 15,000 mark

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On Tuesday, 20 percent decline in positive coronavirus cases was observed, meanwhile 100 Covid-19 deaths reported that has taken the total tally to 15,000.  

On Wednesday, the total number of coronavirus mortalities reached to 15000. According to data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 4,004 cases and 102 Covid-19 deaths were reported in a single day. Out of the 102 deaths, 95 passed away in hospitals. As many as 4,529 patients were admitted to hospitals across the country, of which 443 were on ventilators. 

The data further showed, 70pc ventilators were occupied in Multan, 69pc in Lahore, 60pc in Gujranwala and 58pc in Islamabad. Moreover, 85pc oxygenated beds were in use in Gujranwala, 82pc in Peshawar, 75pc in Gujrat and 59pc in Swat. 

The number of active cases are still being increased and the tally reached 64,373 on Wednesday. So far 700,188 people have contracted the deadly virus and 15,026 lost their lives. 

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Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, daughter of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and ex-president Asif Ali Zardari, has been infected with coronavirus. She announced it by tweeting, “I tested positive for Covid19 on April 2nd – isolating and recovering. Just a reminder to keep being cautious, call people out if their masks don’t cover their nose, get vaccinated & help those less fortunate to get vaccinated too. May Allah keep us all safe. Aameen,”  

Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser emphasized the requirement for vaccinating senior citizens by considering the NCOC guidelines. He said friendly environment and supportive role of doctors and paramedical staff played a vital role in fast recovery of the Covid-19 infected patients. 

The NA speaker expressed these views while chairing a meeting on streamlining the vaccination process for Covid-19 patients in Islamabad on Wednesday. “There is a need to upgrade facilities in government hospitals and guiding mechanism for patients is imperative to guide the patients, especially in government hospitals.” 

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