Fourth Wave? Pakistan’s COVID-19 Cases on The Rise Yet Again

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The Coronavirus situation in the country is getting worse as the positivity rate has risen to 3.33%.

According to the NCOC, 1,683 cases and 24 deaths from Coronavirus were reported all over the country during the last 24 hours.


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This is the second consecutive day that the country has reported more than 1,500 cases. Except for 6 July when 830 cases were confirmed, more than 1,000 cases of Coronavirus have been reported every day this month.

If these indicators are anything to go by, it seems that the country is moving towards the fourth wave of Coronavirus, of which the Federal Planning Minister, Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, warned a couple of weeks ago.

During a press briefing following the NCOC meeting, the Minister had warned that the country may witness a fourth wave of Coronavirus if the public stopped being cautious.


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To make matters worse, NCOC on Wednesday also confirmed the presence of a number of Coronavirus variants in the country.

Alpha, Beta, and Delta variants of Coronavirus that first originated from the UK, Brazil, and India respectively have been detected in the country in May and June.

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