NCOCThe total active Covid-19 cases in Pakistan on Thursday were recorded at 43,963 as 3,306 more people tested positive for the deadly virus during the last 24 hours. Forty coronavirus patients, 37 of whom were under treatment in hospitals and three out of hospitals, died, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). No Covid-affected person was on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Balochistan, while 284 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in Pakistan, out of 1,767 allocated for Covid-19 patients. Some 45,999 tests were conducted across the country, including 12,159 in Sindh, 18,766 in Punjab, 5,534 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 8,016 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 709 in Balochistan, 320 in GB, and 495 in AJK. Around 334,392 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a significant count with over 86 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients. Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 386,198 cases were detected so far, including AJK 6,403, Balochistan 16,942, GB 4,583, ICT 28,555, KP 45,828, Punjab 116,506 and Sindh 167,381. About 7,843 deaths were recorded in country since the eruption of the contagion, including 2,866 Sindh among five of them died in hospital and three out of hospital on Wednesday, 2,923 in Punjab 19 of them died in hospital on Wednesday, 1,344 in KP five of them died in hospital on Wednesday, 297 in ICT among six of them died in hospital on Wednesday, 165 in Balochistan one of them died in hospital on Wednesday, 96 in GB and 152 in AJK one of them died in hospital on Wednesday. A total of 5,343,702 corona tests have been conducted so far, while 613 hospitals are equipped with COVID facilities. Some 2,485 corona patients were admitted in hospitals across the country. Sindh reported 1,402 new Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths over the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said. The total number of confirmed cases in the province, according to the Sindh government, is now 168,783. The death toll stands at 2,885. Additionally, 749 patients were reported to have recovered from the virus over the past day. Punjab has reported another spike in Covid-19 cases, confirming 720 infections in the last 24 hours. The province’s caseload has risen to 116,506. It also marks the first time since July 10 that the province has reported more than 700 daily infections. It has confirmed 19 more fatalities in the last 24 hours as well, taking the death toll to 2,923 – the highest in Pakistan. Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir have collectively recorded 673 coronavirus cases and seven additional fatalities. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 514 cases in the last 24 hours, marking the second time this week the province reported more than 500 daily infections. The provincial tally has risen to 45,828. KP also reported five Covid-19 fatalities, taking the provincial death toll to 1,344. Meanwhile, Balochistan confirmed 51 fresh infections and one more death. The province’s total cases stand at 16,942 while the number of fatalities has risen to 165. Pakistan has recorded 1,418 recoveries from coronavirus, according to the government’s Covid-19 portal, which has taken the country’s total to 334,392.