COVID-19 outbreak: Six deaths, 773 new infections reported in country during 24 hours

At least 773 people contracted coronavirus infection while six more fell prey to the disease during 24 hours, as per statistics issued by National Command and Operation Centre stated on Tuesday.

As per details, tests of 27,133 people were conducted while the figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 311,440.

So far, coronavirus disease has claimed lives of 6,745 people. Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 329,375 cases were detected, including Sindh reporting 144,114, Punjab 103,082, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 39,119, Balochistan 15,839, Islamabad 19,181, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 3,849, and Gilgit Baltistan 4,191.

A total of 4,317,678 corona tests have been conducted so far, while 735 hospitals are equipped with COVID facilities. Some 576 of the corona patients admitted in hospitals across the country are said to be in critical condition.

Earlier, the NCOC issued a lockdown warning and called for better compliance with Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) in wake of increase in the country’s positivity rate, virus-related deaths and hospital admissions.

The forum noted that the positivity ratio had risen which is 40 percent higher while deaths were also increasing.

It also noted that Muzaffarabad, Hyderabad, Karachi and Gilgit-Baltistan have a higher positivity ratio along with other areas across the country.