Pakistan logs almost 900 new coronavirus instances, 5 deaths in 24 hours

Pakistan logs almost 900 new coronavirus instances, 5 deaths in 24 hours


Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity fee stands at 1.8%

By Web Desk

January 05, 2022

A paramedic checks temperature of a woman with a temperature gun. Photo:
A paramedic checks temperature of a lady with a temperature gun. Photo: Geo.television/file

ISLAMABAD: COVID-19 instances are on the rise in Pakistan amid the fifth wave of the pandemic, with the nation reporting nearly 900 new infections of the virus throughout the previous 24 hours, knowledge from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) confirmed on Wednesday.

As per the newest statistics, 898 individuals examined optimistic for the virus after 49,673 COVID-19 checks had been taken throughout the nation, bringing the positivity fee to 1.8%.

With the recent instances, Pakistan’s complete confirmed case rely now stands at 1,298,763.

During the identical interval, 5 extra individuals succumbed to the virus, pushing the dying toll from the virus to 28,950.

Meanwhile, 245 extra individuals recovered from the illness, taking the general recoveries to 1,257,600.

Don’t take Omicron calmly, warns Dr Faisal Sultan

A day earlier, amid a pointy rise within the COVID-19 instances throughout Pakistan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan warned individuals to not take Omicron “lightly” as hospitalisations will seemingly improve within the subsequent one to 2 weeks.

The nation’s prime well being official suggested the general public to observe the COVID-19 SOPs and get vaccinated on the earliest.

“It’s still a bit early to draw conclusions since it takes 1-2 weeks for hospitalisations to go up. Also, let us see how the virus behaves regarding virulence”, Dr Sultan had mentioned when requested as to why hospitalisations weren’t going up in Karachi regardless of a rise within the variety of COVID-19 instances as a result of unfold of the Omicron variant.


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