COVID-19 numbers proceed to climb quick in Pakistan throughout Omicron surge


College students stand in queues as they wait for his or her flip to obtain a dose of Pfizer vaccine towards the Covid-19 coronavirus at a college in Lahore on October 1, 2021. — AFP/File
  • Pakistan logs 7,195 contemporary COVID-19 instances in final 24 hours, NCOC information reveals.
  • New instances take positivity fee to 12.53%, official figures present.
  • Eight new deaths from COVID-19 take demise toll to 29,105, stats present.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded greater than 7,000 coronavirus instances for the second straight day within the final 24 hours, the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) statistics confirmed Monday morning, because the nation continues to witness an uptick in its every day numbers amid the Omicron surge.

As many as 7,195 coronavirus instances had been recorded throughout this era, which had been down from 7,586, after 57,401 checks had been carried out, with the positivity ratio reaching 12.53%, which has remained above 10% for the fifth consecutive day, the NCOC’s information confirmed.

Following the detection of recent instances, the general instances reached 1.37 million, whereas eight extra deaths from coronavirus pushed the demise toll to 29,105, the statistics confirmed.

As many as 1,113 sufferers are on crucial care, whereas 833 extra individuals have recovered from the pandemic within the final 24 hours, taking the overall recoveries to 1.269 million, the official figures confirmed. In the meantime, the energetic instances stand at 76,617.

Cities with positivity ratio above 10%

  • Karachi — 37.23%
  • Peshwar — 26.47%
  • Muzaffarabad — 25%
  • Hyderabad — 18.05%
  • Rawalpindi — 17.36%
  • Mardan — 16.01%
  • Lahore — 15.02%
  • Abbottabad — 13.32%
  • Islamabad — 12.72%
  • Nowshera — 12.24%

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The discussion board final week revised protocols for mosques amid the rising variety of coronavirus instances, with the NCOC solely permitting absolutely vaccinated individuals to enter locations of worship.

The physique main Pakistan’s COVID-19 response additionally introduced final Friday that every one faculties with a excessive COVID-19 positivity ratio would stay closed for one week throughout the nation.

In the meantime, because the instances transfer up, so are rumours of a lockdown. The NCOC retains updating residents about such pretend notifications and information. Two days again, a notification was circulating on social media {that a} lockdown was going to be imposed, which the discussion board rebutted.

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