Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio drops under 1% for first time in 2022


Women wearing protective face masks walk amid the rush of people along a road in Karachi. Photo: Reuters/ file
Girls sporting protecting face masks stroll amid the push of individuals alongside a street in Karachi. Picture: Reuters/ file
  • Nation reviews solely 183 new COVID-19 circumstances throughout final 24 hours.
  • Pakistan’s lively COVI-19 case rely drops to 16,875, lowest since January 9.
  • Seven sufferers succumb to virus and 788 sufferers recuperate in a single day.

ISLAMABAD: The COVID-19 positivity ratio in Pakistan dropped under 1% for the primary time this yr because the nation reported solely 183 new circumstances over the last 24 hours, the Nationwide Command and Operation (NCOC) knowledge confirmed Friday morning.

As said by the nationwide COVID-19 physique, the nation has been witnessing a steady decline in coronavirus infections and positivity fee for the final eight weeks and now the ratio of constructive circumstances has dropped to 0.64% – the bottom since December 30, 2021 when 0.95% positivity fee was reported.

As per right now’s NCOC stats, 183 new infections had been detected when 28,544 diagnostic exams had been carried out countrywide. The contemporary COVID-19 circumstances lifted the overall variety of circumstances reported thus far because the begin of the pandemic to 1,520,817.

In the meantime, seven sufferers succumbed to the virus, taking the general dying rely to 30,326 in a single day, and 788 sufferers recovered.

With this, the variety of lively circumstances in Pakistan additional lowered to 16,875, the bottom since January 9.

Pakistan scraps all remaining COVID-19 restrictions

Federal Minister for Planning and Growth and Particular Initiatives Asad Umar on Wednesday introduced that the federal government is scrapping all of the COVID-19 associated restrictions throughout Pakistan.

“The pandemic has not ended but however present process the ending section,” Umar had stated whereas addressing a press briefing at NCOC, flanked by SAPM on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan.

Umar, who can be the NCOC chief, had stated that after reviewing the COVID-19 state of affairs within the nation intimately, the discussion board has determined to carry all coronavirus restrictions, together with protocols for indoor eating, indoor marriage ceremony occasions and markets, sports activities actions and all the opposite SOPs throughout Pakistan.

Nonetheless, he had stated that the one restriction that may proceed is the vaccination towards COVID-19, however that too until the vaccination ratio reaches 80% or above.

“Then we’ll think about if we nonetheless must hold the restriction for vaccination in place,” he had stated.

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