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Pakistan crosses alarming milestone of 9,000 Covid-19 deaths

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Pakistan crosses alarming milestone of 9,000 Covid-19 deaths

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According to data issued by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday, the novel coronavirus took the live of 105 people in the last 24 hours, surpassing the grim milestone of 9,000 deaths.

As per the statistics, out of 105 people who died, 70 were on ventilators and the mortality rate is now set at 2.27%. The highest ventilator occupancy has been observed in Multan (48%) and Islamabad (46%) while Peshawar reported the most number of oxygen beds occupied at 64%, followed by Rawalpindi at 42% and Multan at 41%. Government data showed 2,731 new confirmed cases were reported on Tuesday, raising the cumulative infection tally to 445,977. The national case positivity rate has climbed to 7.18%

The federal government has already made face masks mandatory in public spaces, limited large public gatherings to 300, banned indoor weddings, closed shrines, cinemas, and theatres, and instructed public and private offices to adopt a work-from-home policy and 50% occupancy. Furthermore, all provinces have banned indoor dining and limited timings for markets, shops, and shopping malls. Many areas in the country have been placed under smart lockdowns.

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