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COVID-19 Positivity Ratio Raises Alarms as Eid Draws Near

With Eid-ul-Adha just around the corner, COVID-19 cases in the country have recorded a massive increase of 28.5% within just 24 hours as the virus’s fourth wave appears to set in.

According to National Command and Control Center (NCOC), 2,545 COVID-19 cases were recorded across Pakistan on Thursday, up from the 1,980 cases reported yesterday.


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This is the first time in well over six weeks that Pakistan has recorded over 2,500 cases of Coronavirus in a single day. The last time the country reported more than 2,500 cases was on 29 May when 2,697 cases were confirmed.

Similarly, the COVID-19 positivity rate has reached 5.2%, up from the 4.17% a day earlier. This is also the first time in more than a month and a half that the positivity rate has gone beyond 5%. The last time the country recorded a positivity rate of more than 5% was on 23 May when it reached 5.22%.


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SAPM on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, has requested the public to follow SOPs, such as face mask-wearing and avoiding crowded spaces, and get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as possible from their nearest Mass Vaccination Centers (MVCs).

Federal Planning Minister, Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, has said that a rapid buildup has started taking place in the inflow of COVID-19 and critical care patients, a considerable number of whom have been diagnosed with Delta variant, at hospitals.

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