The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 72,460 on Monday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases are as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 72,460
• Sindh: 28,245
• Punjab: 26,240
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 10,027
• Balochistan: 4,393
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 2,589
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 711
• AJK: 255
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 473
• Punjab: 497
• Sindh: 503
• Balochistan: 47
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 11
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 28
• AJK: 6
More than 6 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus globally and over 368,000 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
COVID-19: Zafar Mirza dispels rumours of saturated health facilities in Pakistan
The prime minister’s aide on health, Dr Zafar Mirza, on Sunday dispelled rumours of saturated health facilities in terms of unavailability of beds, ventilators, and other resources, saying that only 28% of ventilators have so far been engaged by COVID-19 patients across the country .
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, the federal minister did lament, however, that with 88 fatalities, the country has reported the highest death toll in the last 24 hours.
He said with 201 patients on ventilators, the number is also the highest figure of patients on ventilators since the emergence of COVID-19 in the country.
“About 723 patients are in critical condition and 201 of them are on ventilators, which is the maximum number of people on ventilators,” said Dr Mirza.
In a bid to monitor the health facilities in the country and to eliminate confusion regarding hospital bed availability, the health ministry has launched a Resource Management System (RMS) to collect and provide real-time information about coronavirus patients across Pakistan.