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Fifth COVID-19 wave starting in Pakistan, warns Asad Umar

Pakistan has reported 594 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours, marking the third day of more than 500 infections.

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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.

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.

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.



the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.