For the third day in a row, Pakistan’s COVID-19 positive rate exceeded 3%. Pakistan’s COVID-19 positive rate remained above 3% for the third day in a row, as COVID-19’s Omicron variant spreads across the country and raises infection rates.
According to statistics from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) on Tuesday morning, 1,467 instances were reported from throughout the nation after 43,540 tests were performed in the previous 24 hours. The positive ratio now stands at 3.33 percent.
The discovery of additional cases increased the total number of infections to 1.307 million, while two more fatalities were confirmed, bringing the total number of deaths to 28,974, according to the NCOC website.
A day earlier, Asad Umar, Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives and NCOC chairman, advised the people to be careful in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the face of an increasing positive rate.
People should follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) to save themselves from COVID-19, which is now spreading rapidly in the country, he stated during a prize presentation event hosted by the NCOC to recognize teams who fought to combat the coronavirus epidemic.
During the event, Umar stated that those who have not yet been vaccinated should be vaccinated as soon as possible.
People who were properly vaccinated six months ago and are over 30 years old should obtain a booster dose, stated the NCOC chief.
Despite the closure of clinics and labs on Sunday, 759 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Karachi when 4,891 tests were performed, according to officials on Monday morning.
According to The News, the positive ratio in Pakistan’s largest metropolis was registered at 15.52 percent due to the proliferation of the Omicron variety.
In view of the increased number of infections, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Murtaza Wahab has suggested that strong COVID-19 limitations be implemented to reduce infection rates.