One succumbs to corona, positivity ratio stays at 0.43%

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Though the coronavirus pandemic’s strike is not as overwhelming in Pakistan as it used to be last year but it is still launching its attack as a patient succumbed to Covid-19 during the last 24 hours. The fatality has occurred after a gap of almost three days.

According to the latest statistics released by the National Institute of Pakistan on Wednesday, the positivity rate of coronavirus was recorded 0.43% and the virus infected 66 people with one death reported across the country during the last 24 hours.

According to the figures, 15,370 tests were conducted across the country out of which 66 cases were positive. However, as many as 98 patients were stated to be in critical condition.

As per the latest NIH data, the death toll has climbed up to 30,376, whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,528,631 after adding the fresh 46 cases.

However, in the wake of emergence of a new case of Omicron sub-variant in the country a couple of days ago, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered immediate restoration of the National Command and Operation Centre that was disbanded in March after the country had seen an improvement in the virus situation

The premier took notice of the new variant of Omicron which is fast spreading in other parts of the world especially America. He also sought a report from the National Institute of Health (NIH) over the current Covid-19 situation in the country.—INP

 

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