COVID-19: Pakistan records 2,145 cases, positivity rate at 5.25%

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COVID-19: Pakistan records 2,145 cases, positivity rate at 5.25%

According to the National Command and Operation Centre, Pakistan recorded 2,145 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (NCOC). This increases the country’s overall positivity rate to 5.25 percent. In Pakistan, 37 people have died as a result of COVID-19  in the past 24 hours.

According to the NCOC, a total of 40,805 individuals were tested for the illness on Monday.

Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Pakistan has grown to 993,872, including 49,929 active cases.

In terms of recovery, 921,095 individuals have recovered from the illness, whereas 22,848 have died as a result of the virus.

Asad Umar, the chief of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), has advised people who have not been vaccinated against COVId-19 to stay away from northern areas.

Umar stated that care is required during the Eid holidays “so that your entertainment does not become the cause of someone’s death” during a press conference in Islamabad on Friday.

Those who do not get vaccinated are seven times more likely to acquire COVID-19 than those who receive both doses, according to the NCOC head.

 

He said, “Please get vaccinated.”

He claims that following vaccination, the chance of contracting the COVID-19 is much decreased and that even if one contracts the virus after vaccination, they will be protected from severe illness and death.

According to Umar, 22.1 million individuals have been immunized thus far.

The threat of Delta variant

Meanwhile, Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, stated today that 2,500 new cases are reported every day.

He cautioned that the Delta (Indian) strain of the virus is rapidly spreading and urged individuals to wear masks while in the company of others.

Last week, Umar warned that owing to a lack of compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the propagation of the Delta version, the fourth COVID-19 wave may commence in Pakistan.

Dr. Nausheen Hamid, the Federal Parliamentary Health Secretary, stated three days ago that the Delta variety accounts for 50 percent of all infections in Pakistan.

Out of 163 positive cases recorded in Karachi on Thursday, 65 were found to be of the Delta variant.

Indoor restaurants, amusement parks, water parks, tourist attractions, theatres, gyms, and indoor activities have all been banned by the Sindh government.

In addition, schools have been closed throughout the province. Exams will be held for students in grades nine and above, after which schools will be closed to them as well.

Delta is 55 percent more transmissible than the Alpha variant, which was itself 50 percent more transmissible than the original Wuhan virus, according to the World Health Organization.

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