National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Federal Minister Asad Umar said on Sunday that Pakistan’s tally for critical Covid patients reached 3,568 yesterday, the highest the country has seen so far.
“This is the highest number since Covid started,” the minister said, expressing his concern on Twitter.
Cautioning the masses, Umar further said that there was a need for strong enforcement of Covid SOPs.
“Please take precautions and cooperate with administration in their enforcement efforts,” the minister requested to the public.
As per the statistics issued by the National Command and Operation Centre on Sunday, Punjab again recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths over the last 24 hours, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
Pakistan recorded at least 81 more fatalities on Saturday, out of which 49 occurred in Punjab, whereas K-P recorded 23 deaths. The country’s death toll has now reached 14,778.
The country’s nerve centre for Covid-19 response added that the total number of active cases in the country currently stood at 60,072, with at least 5,020 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
According to the NCOC, about 55,605 tests were conducted across the country on April 3, of which 5,020 came out positive, taking the country’s tally for cases so far reported to 687,908.