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Covid-19 claims 161 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The national tally of total active COVID-19 cases reached 86,151 on Tuesday with 3,377 more people testing positive for the deadly virus and 5,018 recoveries.

One hundred and sixty-one corona patients died during past 24 hours, 140 of whom were under treatment in hospitals and 21 out of the hospitals 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 occurred in the Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Out of the total 161 deaths, 70 were on ventilators. The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major areas including Lahore with 67 percent, Multan 76 percent, Gujranwala 62 percent and Bahawalpur 56 percent. The maximum Oxygen beds were occupied in four major areas of Lahore with 56 percent, Swabi 67 percent, Peshawar 63 percent and Swat 66 percent.

Around 666 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country, while no COVID-affected…

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