Islamabad: For the first time in over two years, Pakistan reported no death due to COVID-19 as the fifth wave of the pandemic is nearing its end.
According to details shared by the NCOC on its official Twitter handle, the country witnessed a little surge in the number of positive cases; 1.28% from 0.82% positive cases reported yesterday.
Statistics 23 Mar 22
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 34,476
Positive Cases: 443
Positivity %: 1.28%
Patients on Critical Care: 455
Alhamdolilah no COVID related death reported in last 24 hours! This is first time in almost 2 years! 🇵🇰 🇵🇰 🇵🇰
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) March 22, 2022
As per the statistics, a total of 34,476 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours, with only 443 positive cases being reported.
However, no deaths were reported to occur due to the pandemic which is a good sign showing the end of the fifth wave as well.
NCOC lifts all Covid-induced curbs
Earlier on March 16, NCOC had decided to lift all restrictions restoring the usual daily life after a gap of two years.
It was decided in the NCOC meeting today to lift all restrictions except the vaccination restrictions. All those who are not vaccinated must get fully vaccinated so that they can avoid all restrictions. We will continue to monitor disease pattern closely & take action if needed
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) March 16, 2022
The announcement had come as the Covid pandemic that disrupted the life of billions of people around the globe since the start of 2020, was showing signs of dissipating. Over that period, Pakistan faced five waves of infectious disease that affected more than 1.5 million people and killed more than 30,000.