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No COVID deaths for first time in two years

For the first time in two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started in Pakistan, the country reported zero deaths during the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operations Centre’s (NCOC) data showed Wednesday.

According to the NCOC statistics, the country witnessed a slight rise in coronavirus cases, with a 1.28% positivity rate compared to Tuesday when the ratio stood at 0.82%. However, the country has been maintaining a positivity rate below 2% since March 9 – when a 2.07% positivity ratio was recorded. As per Wednesday’s NCOC data, 34,476 tests were conducted, out of which 443 new cases were diagnosed. The total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic has reached 1,522,862.

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According to the NCOC, 455 patients are still being treated in ICU. Federal Minister for Planning and Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has already announced that the government was scrapping all the COVID-19 related restrictions across Pakistan.

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