Pakistan on Monday recorded a nearly 3 percent positive rate amid a recent rise in COVID-19 infections in the country, the National Institutes of Health reports, Islamabad (NIH) data reported.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 382 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country, Geo News reports, citing the NIH, an autonomous body of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination.
The number of new cases continues to increase in the country, which increases the level of positivity. The positivity rate for COVID-19 in Pakistan was 2.85 percent.
13,412 tests for COVID-19 were conducted in Pakistan on Monday, and the number of all cases rose to more than 1.53 million after the addition of new cases. The active number of cases in the country is 4,632.
As many as 87 people are being treated at intensive care units across the country, the NIH said.
A total of 30,390 people died in Pakistan due to covid-19, and two more deaths were recorded on Monday, according to ministry statistics. 85 percent of Pakistan’s population is fully vaccinated.
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan continues to rise, experts said on Sunday that the country could witness a new outbreak of COVID-19.
Former General Directorate of Health and currently CDC-USA Chief Strategic Adviser in Pakistan Rana Muhammad Safdar said the cases and the level of positivity more than doubled in the past week, indicating a rapid transfer.
He said the increase is more pronounced in Karachi – with 21.71 per cent positive on COVID-19 and Islamabad – with 3.45 per cent positive for better testing and reporting, but the risk is likely to be widespread, Geo News reports.
According to Safdar, the increase in the number of hospitalizations and admissions of patients to intensive care units will be visible as early as next week.
Meanwhile, health experts emphasized: – close monitoring with good supervision and testing; Communicating about increasing risk, especially in urban environments; Advocating the wearing of masks indoors in cities that report cases representing more than 5% positivity, and vaccination with a focus on amplifiers.
The move was made following the emergence of a new sub-variant of the Omicoron coronavirus strain in the country, ARY News reports.
Meanwhile, the National Institutes of Health of Pakistan reported the first case of infection with COVID-19 Omicron virus sub-version BA.2.12.1. May 9th.
This new sub-version is causing an increasing number of cases in various countries, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement.
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