3,306 new Coronavirus cases reported; 40 deaths in past 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: The total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Thursday were recorded 43,963 as 3,306 more people tested positive for the deadly virus during the last 24 hours.

Forty corona patients, 37 of whom were under treatment in hospitals and three out of hospitals died on Wednesday, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

No COVID affected person was on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan, while 284 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in Pakistan, out of 1,767 allocated for COVID-19 patients.

Some 45,999 tests were conducted across the country on Wednesday, including 12,159 in Sindh, 18,766 in Punjab, 5,534 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 8,016 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 709 in Balochistan, 320 in GB, and 495 in AJK.

Around 334,392 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a significant count with over 86 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients. - APP