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Pakistan records a slight surge in Covid-19 cases

  • A surge in Covid-19 cases reported across Pakistan
  • Highest positivity ratio recorded at Karachi and Hyderabad
  • 171 new infections were detected out of 11,212 coronavirus diagnostic tests

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has witnessed a slight surge in the Covid-19 cases across the country, the data shared by the National Institute of Health (NIH) revealed on Monday.

As per the statistics, the positivity ratio has jumped 1% and 171 new infections were detected out of 11,212 coronavirus diagnostic tests across the country.

The current stats took the total count to 1,531,830 while no death was reported in the past 24 hours. 57 patients are in critical care.

The Covid-19 cases have seen a sharp increase in Karachi and Hyderabad with positivity ratios at 10.08% and 16.6% respectively.\

Notably, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in May announced the restoration of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) with the emergence of coronavirus sub-variant Omicron.

The center was officially ceased to function by Asad Umar and the responsibilities were handed over to NIH.

The former minister announced that decision in the light of the Covid-19 indicators that had been all-time low with a high vaccination rate.

“With Allah’s mercy & support of the entire nation, we have been able to overcome this unprecedented challenge. Makes me immensely proud as a Pakistani that Pak received praise for it’s Covid response as one of the most successful in the world from global agencies & personalities”, he added.

Courtesy Bol News

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