Pakistan’s daily Covid-19 case count crosses 500 for first time in 3 months

Jun 29, 2022: Pakistan continues to witness upward trajectory in Covid-19 cases as 541 new cases were reported in last 24 hours, with positivity ratio surging to 3.50 percent.

It is for the first time in three months that fresh cases of Covid-19 in Pakistan crossed 500-mark.

Health experts warn Pakistan may potentially witness another Covid-19 outbreak as the country continues to see a hike in new cases, pushing the positivity rate further up. The positivity ratio was recorded at 3.50% during the last 24 hours.

As per the National Institute of Health (NIH), 15,462 tests were conducted nationwide in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests that have taken place in the country since the pandemic began to 28,974,223.

So far, the country has reported 1,535,144 positive cases since the pandemic hit.

The number of patients in critical care was recorded 100. Pakistan conducted a total of 15,642 tests in the last 24 hours. Around 129 patients have recovered from the contagious virus in last 24 hours and the total recoveries stood at 1,499,482.

One person infected with the virus died in the last 24 hours, while there are 100 critical cases. Since the pandemic, Pakistan has lost 30,393 people to the disease.

The total number of recoveries reached has 1,499,482, after 129 more people recovered in the past 24 hours.

As per the NIH, 85% of Pakistan’s population has been fully vaccinated.

Following an increase in the Covid-19 positivity ratio in some cities, Pakistan has reissued the directive for adopting coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“After a slight change in Covid-19 cases in some cities, the National Command and Operation Center has recommended that mask-wearing on all domestic flights, railways, and public transport within the country is mandatory, so all citizens are requested to wear a face mask during travel,” NIH said.

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