567 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan during 24 hours

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

18th Oct, 2020. 09:05 pm

On Sunday, Pakistan reported 9,296 active cases as 567 more people were tested positive during the last 24 hours for the deadly coronavirus.

According to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 16 corona patients died, out of whom 15 were under treatment in the hospital, and one at home.

In the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Balochistan, no corona affected patients were on a ventilator. On the other hand, in different cities of the country 74 ventilators were occupied out of 1884 allocated for COVID-19 patients.

Earlier on October 4th, The Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan had urged masses to strictly follow the health protocols devised to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

He tweeted,

“Compared to some other states, Allah has been kind to us in Pak & spared us the worst effects of COVID-19.”

The Prime Minister added that,

”There is a fear onset of winter could result in 2nd wave.”

Imran Khan in addition to this said,

“I urge everyone to wear face masks in public to avoid a spike. All offices & ed institutions must ensure masks are worn.”

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