Pakistan logs over 400 COVID-19 cases, two deaths in 24 hours

Pakistan logs over 400 COVID-19 cases, two deaths in 24 hours , Alarm bells are ringing as the country continues to see an uptick in fresh COVID-19 cases, with experts saying Pakistan may suffer another wave of the deadly pandemic.

Pakistan logs over 400 COVID-19 cases two deaths in 24 hours

Pakistan logs over 400 COVID-19 According to the latest statistics issued by the National Institute of Health, Islamabad (NIH), the country reported 406 fresh cases of coronavirus in a single dayThe new infections were detected after 14,437 diagnostic tests were conducted across the county over the past 24 hours, taking the positivity rate to 2.81%. Meanwhile, two more patients succumbed to the virus during the same period.As per the NIH stats, the condition of 94 more patients with the virus is critical.

Cases and positivity rates have more than doubled over the previous week, indicating rapid transmission. The rise is more marked in Karachi with 21.71% COVID-19 positivity, and Islamabad with 3.45% positivity, due to better testing and reporting but the risk is likely to be widespread. The rise in number of hospitalisations and admission of patients in ICUs may become evident starting next week. Among the provinces, Sindh is the most affected while Mardan and Hyderabad are the most affected cities after Karachi, with 8.77% and 8.51% COVID-19 positivity, respectively.

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