ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan registered 3,495 Coronavirus Cases on March 17 with a positivity ratio of 7.8%, the highest figure since December 6, 2020.
In the last 24 hours, 44,377 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the Country which found 3,495 people suffering from the virus, the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday morning showed.
The data revealed that 61 patients of Coronavirus died in the Country on March 17.
Out of 61 deaths, 43 occurred in Punjab, 9 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 6 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 2 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), and 1 in Sindh.
Pakistan: Daily update on #coronavirus cases
— Ministry of National Health Services, Pakistan (@nhsrcofficial) March 18, 2021
To date, a total of 615,810 Coronavirus Cases have been detected in the Country including 262,207 in Sindh, 191,186 in Punjab, 77,443 in KPK, 49,476 in ICT, 19,269 in Balochistan, 11,264 in AJK, and 4,965 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We have created Zones in ICT, against number of cases.
1. Red Zone (highest)
2. Orange Zone
3. Green Zone. (Lowest)
Everyone should know their area and number of cases and behave accordingly.Stay safe! Our teams are working 24/7 @fslsltn @nhsrcofficial pic.twitter.com/0yXSYo2ZsV
— Zaeem Zia MD-MPH (@ZaeemZia) March 17, 2021
Similarly, 13,717 COVID-19 patients have so far lost their lives in the Country. Of them, 5,896 have died in Punjab, 4,469 in Sindh, 2,188 in KPK, 531 in ICT, 328 in AJK, 202 in Balochistan, and 103 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
With a 93.8% ratio, 577,501 patients have so far been recovered from the disease in the Country.
While the Active COVID-19 Cases in the Country as of March 18 are 24,592.
Sharp spike in covid positivity. Hospital daily admissions & people in critical care rising fast. If sop compliance does not improve, we will be forced to place stronger restrictions on activities. Please be very very careful. The new strain spreads faster and is more deadly.
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) March 18, 2021