Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Sunday shared the data showing that the number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators has gone up over the last 15 days during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
He tweeted that:
Peshawar and Multan witnessed a 200 percent increase in COVID-19 patients on ventilators Karachi 148pc, Lahore 114pc, and Islamabad 65pc.
Asad said 70 percent of ventilators earmarked for Covid-19 patients in Multan and Islamabad are in use.
He said: “For political leaders to send a message that corona is not a threat is threatening lives.”
Increase in covid patients on ventilators in last 15 days: peshawar 200%, multan 200%, karachi 148%, Lahore 114%, Islamabad 65%. Multan and Isb covid ventilators capacity utilization 70%. For political leaders to send a message that corona is not a threat is threatening lives
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) November 22, 2020
Pakistan has reported 2665 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours taking the national tally of confirmed cases to 374,173.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 59 deaths in a single day bringing the fatality toll to 7,662.
Active cases now stand at 36,683 whereas 329,828 patients stand recovered from the disease.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus began, Sindh has reported 162,221, Punjab 114,010, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 44097, Balochistan 16,744, Islamabad 26,569, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 6,000 and Gilgit Baltistan 4,526.