President urges nation to adhere coronavirus SOPs

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ISLAMABAD, President Dr Arif Alvi Sunday once again urged the nation to fully implement the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as the country witnessed a sharp spike in coronavirus cases in a single day.

On his Twitter handle, the president said the country had reported 6127 new Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours which was close to peak figures during the 1st wave of the pandemic on June 13.

The national tally on Sunday of total active COVID-19 cases recorded 80,559 with 6,127 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 4,527 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours.

One hundred and twelve corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 131 of whom were under treatment in hospital and 18 out of the hospital in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

During the past 24 hours, most of the deaths have occurred in the Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Out of the total 149 deaths occurred in the last 24 hours 56 of them had died who were under treatment on ventilators.

The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major areas including Multan 81 percent, Mardan 60 percent, Gujranwala 88 percent and Lahore 80 percent.

 

The maximum Oxygen beds (alternate oxygen providing facility other than ventilator administered as per medical requirement of COVID patient) was also occupied in four major areas of Swat 67 percent, Gujranwala 85 percent, Peshawar 73 percent and Gujrat 71 percent.

Around 528 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no COVID affected person was on ventilator in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan.

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