Country sees highest COVID cases in three months

With 3.41% positivity rate, 119 patients on ICU countrywide; 71 cases with 3.5% rate reported in Lahore

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The upward trend of rising COVID cases continues in Pakistan as the positive cases infected with the virus reach 641, the highest number of positive cases since March 13, 2022, with two deaths reported during the last 24 hours.

The data of NIH Pakistan has shown that the positivity ratio of coronavirus infections has been 3.41 percent which was 3.5 percent yesterday whereas the positive cases compared with last day’s statistics have reached 641 compared with 541 cases last day.

The positivity ratio of virus infections in Lahore has reached 3.5 with 71 new cases infected by the virus. In wake of increasing new cases in the city, implementation of SOPs has been started by the local administration.

According to the National Institute of Health 119 patients are in critical care with two deaths making the virus-caused death toll in the country 30,393.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired the meeting on COVID situation has urged the Pakistanis to follow COVID-19 SOPs strictly. In a tweet, the PM has said that the frontline workers and doctors have rendered sacrifices to safeguard the country from the disease.

Federal Health Minister told a press conference later that religious gatherings including Eid-ul-Azha, cattle markets and Moharramul Haram Majalis along with political gatherings can cause a surge in cases if careful measures are not adopted.

Responding to a question, Patel told that 86 percent of people above 12 years of age have been fully vaccinated whereas 93 percent have had at least a single shot. He told that vaccination arrangements for children between the age of 5 and 12 have been made within one to two months.

Civil Aviation Authority has already issued the wearing of Face Masks on all domestic flights as well as Airports.

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