The total active Covid-19 cases in Pakistan on Tuesday were recorded at 20,045 as 1,637 more people tested positive for the deadly virus during across country. Twenty-three patients, 21 of whom were under treatment at hospitals and two out of hospital, died, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). No Covid-19 affected person is on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan while 177 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in Pakistan, out of 1,855 ventilators allocated for COVID-19 patients. At least 31,904 tests were conducted across the country on Monday, including 12,343 in Sindh, 9,130 in Punjab, 4,037 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 5,065 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 528 in Balochistan, 370 in GB, and 431 in AJK. Around 319,431 people have recovered from the disease so far across the country making it a significant count with over 90 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients. Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 346,746 cases were detected so far, including AJK 4,830, Balochistan 16,152, GB 4,378, ICT 22,110, KP 40,843, Punjab 107,329 and Sindh 150,834. About 7,000 deaths were recorded in country since the eruption of the contagion, including 2,687 Sindh among two of them died in hospital and one out of hospital on Monday, 2,420 in Punjab 11 of them died in hospital and one out of hospital on Monday, 1,290 in KP two of them died in hospital on Monday, 2,44 in ICT among three of them died in hospital on Monday, 154 in Balochistan, 93 in GB and 112 in AJK three of them died in hospital. Meanwhile, another doctor died in Peshawar on Tuesday, after contracting coronavirus. Dr Bashir contracted coronavirus while discharging his duties and was under treatment. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Secretary Imtiaz Hussain Shah has also tested positive for the coronavirus, he said in a statement. Shah said he felt unwell during a visit to Chitral after which he got himself tested for the virus. Another 550 people have recovered from coronavirus in Pakistan, taking the country’s total number of recoveries to 319,431. According to the government’s database, 1,052 virus patients are in critical condition.