LAHORE - The country on Saturday reported at least 97 new deaths with 4,734 new infections in a single-day as authorities call for strict implementation of SOPs devised by the government to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The nationwide tally of total infections swells to 93,983 on Saturday, according to officials. These include 35,308 in Punjab, 34,889 in Sindh, 12,459 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5776 Balochistan, 4,323 Islamabad, 897 Gilgit-Baltistan and 331 in Azad Kashmir.

The death toll from the virus stands at 1935 with 97 deaths reported over the last twenty four hours, according to the data released by the National Command and operation Centre. At least 32,581 patients have so far recovered from the disease.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has provided around 250 additional ventilators to enhance capacity and meet requirements of provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

According to NCOC, the allocated 250 additional ventilators had been released over the last one week to overcome challenges in critical care. The distribution of latest issued vents was as under where in Punjab, 72 new ventilators were issued for Faisalabad, Multan Rawalpindi and Lahore.     In Sindh, 52 new ventilators were issued for Karachi and Sukkur, 52 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for Peshawar and Abbotabad, while in Balochistan 20 new ventilators were issued for Quetta.

Meanwhile, in GB the total new ventilators issued were 10, AJK 10, while in ICT, 24 ventilators were provided to PIMS and 24 to Poly Clinic 10.

As of today, the total number of hospitals with COVID isolation/ cases management facility were 747, where the total no of beds allocated for COVID patients were 22589, total patients admitted 5060, total no of beds with oxygen facility for COVID patients 5060, and total ventilators available for COVID 1400.

The availability of ventilators was as only 32 percent ventilators allocated for COVID occupied till date in Punjab. In Faisalabad, total 150, allocated-for COVID 57, Occupied 5, in Lahore total available 793, allocated for COVID 214, Occupied 77, Multan total available 150, allocated for COVID 18, Occupied 6, Rawalpindi total 229, allocated for COVID 64, Occupied 22, In Sindh Karachi Total 461, allocated for COVID 136, Occupied 62, in Hyderabad total available 50, allocated for COVID 20, Occupied 0, in KP Peshawer total available 171, allocated for covid 75, Occupied 47, Abbotabad total available 25, allocated for covid 12, Occupied 4, in Balochistan Quetta total available 61, allocated for covid 29, Occupied 0, in Islamabad total available 246, allocated for covid 92, Occupied 13, in GB Gilgit total available 26, allocated for covid 05, Occupied 01, in AJK Mirpur total available 11, allocated for COVID 11, Muzaffarabad total available 28, allocated for COVID 18.