- Pakistan stories 118 new coronavirus deaths, elevating the dying tally to 795,627 nationwide.
- 55,128 exams exams performed within the final 24 hours from which 5,611 exams returned optimistic.
- The positivity charge of coronavirus stands at 10.17% as of right this moment (Sunday).
Pakistan reported 118 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday, elevating the dying tally to 795,627 nationwide because the nation continues to grapple with the third wave of the an infection.
As per official information from the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 55,128 exams had been performed within the final 24 hours from which 5,611 exams returned optimistic.
The positivity charge of the coronavirus in Pakistan stands at 10.17% as of right this moment (Sunday).
Amid a 3rd wave of the pandemic, the nation has reported 739,818 COVID-19 instances to date for the reason that an infection was first reported final yr.
Learn extra: NCOC mulls lockdowns in cities with excessive coronavirus positivity ratios
The variety of lively instances now stand at 795,627 with nationwide recoveries rising to 689,812.
The coronavirus scenario has deteriorated additional in Pakistan, resulting in stringent restrictions from the NCOC to curb the unfold of the virus.
The NCOC is contemplating the enforcement of a lockdown in cities reporting excessive positivity ratios, in line with an announcement launched a day earlier.
NCOC to tighten restrictions
The assertion follows an NCOC session held yesterday, with Federal Minister for Planning, Growth, and Particular Initiatives Asad Umar within the chair.
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In keeping with the NCOC assertion, in mild of accelerating coronavirus instances, the discussion board “deliberated upon proposed lockdowns in high disease prevalence cities”.
The assertion made no point out of what positivity ratio the discussion board considers excessive sufficient to warrant a lockdown.
The NCOC had clarified that talks can be held with stakeholders earlier than a lockdown is imposed.