10,000 beds made available for COVID-19 patients in Punjab: Dr Yasmin

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LAHORE:    Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has told that around 10,000 beds have been made available for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in the province.

According to media reports while addressing a press conference, the minister said that 2,000 additional beds will also be acquired very soon. 197 public sector ventilators along with 104 from private sector have been arranged for coronavirus sufferers, she added.

On the other hand, Pakistan has confirmed 81 deaths by novel coronavirus in one day as the number of positive cases has surged to 139,230. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 2,652.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), record 6,825 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.

Till now 52,601 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 51,518 in Sindh, 17,450 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8,028 in Balochistan, 7,934 in Islamabad, 1,095 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 604 in Azad Kashmir.

Pakistan has so far conducted 868,565 coronavirus tests and 29,546 in last 24 hours. 51,735 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.