The COVID-19 positivity rate in Pakistan has reached three percent with two deaths having been reported in the last 24 hours.
According to National Institute of Health (NIH), a total 582 cases of corona virus were reported in the country whereas 178 patients were in intensive care units (ICUs).
Yesterday’s positivity ratio of the virus spread was 2.47 percent.
As per NIH’s statistics for July 25, a total 19,389 tests were conducted in the country during the last 24 hours. The total death toll of Pakistan due to COVID-19 has reached 30,649.
World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom has raised concerns over rising numbers of corona virus cases that have been causing more stress upon the health systems and health workers worldwide.
BA-5, the latest fast spreading variant of corona virus has been causing widespread infection waves globally. According to World Health Organization (WHO), in one week, infections had reached 52 percent from 37 percent whereas 65 percent of the infections in the United States have been due to this variant.
BA-5 is a sub-variant of Omicron variant that is dominant since the end of 2021 in South Africa, United Kingdom, along with different European countries and Australia.
According to WHO’s infectious diseases experts, Omicron’s sub variants BA-5 and BA-4 have the ability to evade immune protection after and before vaccination.