COVID-19: One death, 435 new cases reported in Pakistan

Positivity ratio climbs to 3.19 from previous day’s 2.22 percent

One person lost their life to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as the positivity ratio in the country witnesses a continuous rise with the positivity increasing to 3.19 percent from the previous day’s 2.22 percent.

According to the data of National Institute of Health (NIH), statistics for June 25 show that 87 patients in the country are critical that are being treated in the intensive care units (ICU). The number was 80 on the previous day. One death has been reported in the country due to COVID-19.

National Institute of Health (NIH) has issued its data today about the spread of the virus in the country. According to NIH, after three months the positivity ratio in Pakistan has reached a value of 3.19 percent.

The message shared by NIH on social media states that a total of 13,644 tests were taken in the last 24 hours out of which 435 patients tested positive.

According to the government dashboard, the death toll in the country has reached the number of 30,386 with the total number of cases of COVID patients reaching 1,531,982.

The infection rate of Coronavirus in Sindh has been reported at 8.4 percent with two major cities, Karachi and Hyderabad, registering a continuous rise. The positive tests of the virus in Karachi during the last 24 hours were 19.65 percent, whereas in Hyderabad, they were 11 percent.

In the federal capital Islamabad, infections are also on the rise as the city recorded 4.04 percent positivity in the past 24 hours.

The data shows that 246 new cases were detected in Karachi after 3,336 tests were conducted.

Due to rising cases and fears of COVID in Sindh, the provincial Health Department has announced preemptive measures. Implementation of SOPs including masks, social distancing, and vaccination check along with limited transport occupancy have been included into the implemented SOPs.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had restored the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) in May after emergence of a new sub-variant of the Omicron strain of Coronavirus.

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