Pakistan reports over 5,000 Covid cases for the second straight day

Coronavirus positivity rate climbs up to nearly 10pc

09:28 AM | 19 Jan, 2022
Pakistan reports over 5,000 Covid cases for the second straight day
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan reported more than 5,000 new Covid cases for the second day running as the Omicron variant of the novel virus continues to push infection rates across the Pakistan.

According to the latest statistics from National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), at least 8 people lost their lives amid the fifth wave of the novel coronavirus while 5,472 fresh cases have been reported in the last 24 hours.

Pakistan's Covid positivity ratio increased to 9.48 percent. In the alarming trend, the overall death toll has now surged to 29,037 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,338,993.

Pakistan conducted a total of 57,669 cases in the last 24 hours. The number of patients in critical care was 908. Around 628 patients have recovered from the virus and the total recoveries stood at 1,265,239.

As many as 509,308 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 455,499 in Punjab, 182,619 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 112,557 in Islamabad, 33,744 in Balochistan, 34,811 in Azad Kashmir, and 10,455 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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