According to the statistics issued by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday, a total of 51,236 tests were conducted in the country during the last 24 hours, of which 4,027 came back positive.
While the country has reported nine COVID-related deaths and 752 patients are on critical care.
The country’s positivity rate now stands at 7.8%.
Statistics 16 Jan 22:— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) January 16, 2022
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 51,236
Positive Cases: 4027
Positivity %: 7.8%
Patients on Critical Care: 752
Region-wise breakdown of reported cases and deaths is as follows:
- Sindh: 2,677 cases, 1 death
- Punjab: 853 cases, 1 death
- Islamabad: 366 cases, 1 death
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 99 cases, 5 deaths
- Balochistan: 15 cases
- Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 11 cases
- Gilgit-Baltistan: 6 cases, 1 death
The meeting will propose new precautionary measures at schools, colleges, and universities.
SOPs for public gatherings, marriage ceremonies, indoor/outdoor dining, and the transport sector will also be chalked out.
NCOC has already reduced the age limit for a booster dose. Now citizens over 18 years are eligible for a free booster dose of their choice.
Booster (one dose) will be administered after 6 months gap from complete vaccination.