With the gradual rise in positivity rate, the fifth COVID-19 wave is starting in Pakistan, the federal minister Asad Umar sends a warning to the nation on Sunday.
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives and NCOC chief Asad Umar in a tweet said, “Clear evidence now of a beginning of another covid wave which has been expected for last few weeks. Genome sequencing shows a rising proportion of omicron cases particularly in Karachi.”
“Remember: wearing a mask is your best protection,” Asad Umer urged.
Clear evidence now of a beginning of another covid wave which has been expected for last few weeks. Genome sequencing showing rising proportion of omicron cases particularly in karachi. Remember : wearing a mask is your best protection— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 2, 2022
On the other hand, Pakistan’s positivity rate is gradually rising.
It remained over 1 percent for the second consecutive day on Saturday.
During the last 24 hours, Pakistan has reported as many as eight deaths due to COVID-19 and 594 new cases.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 45,585 tests were conducted while the positivity ratio remained at 1.30% percent.
According to NCOC, 637 patients are said to be in critical condition.
Statistics 2 Jan 22:— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) January 2, 2022
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 45,585
Positive Cases: 594
Positivity %: 1.30%
Patients on Critical Care: 637
The region-wise breakdown of reported COVID cases and deaths is as follows:
- Sindh: 382 cases, 3 deaths
- Punjab: 121 cases, 3 deaths
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 28 cases, 2 deaths
- Balochistan: 6 cases
- Islamabad: 54 cases
- Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 3 cases
While Gilgit-Baltistan did not report any new infections.