Pakistan Reports 55 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours with 14 Critical Patients

Mon Apr 03 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported 55 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 734,028, according to data shared by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Monday. The case positivity ratio was 1.85 percent, with 2,965 COVID-19 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

Out of the 386 tests conducted in Lahore, seven cases were confirmed in Lahore with a ratio of 1.81 percent, while in Gujranwala, one case was confirmed from 273 tests, with a ratio of 0.37 percent. Meanwhile, 23 cases were confirmed from 134 tests in Karachi, with a high ratio of 17.16 percent.

According to NIH, 14 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition. However, no new deaths were reported from the virus in the last 24 hours.

Preparedness to deal with coronavirus situation

In light of the emergence of new sub-variants of COVID-19, Minister for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Abdul Qadir Patel said that the government has strengthened the role of Health and Border Services in Pakistan to deal with any sub-variant of COVID-19.

Patel also highlighted that a surveillance system had been put in place at all entry points of the country, including airports. Rapid testing and screening of passengers will be conducted at all airports. The minister added that 90 percent of the country’s population has already received the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The health system is fully prepared to deal with the Omicron sub-variant of COVID-19, including BF.7 in the country,” said Patel.

The government is taking measures to ensure the implementation of international health regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country. With the increase in COVID-19 cases, it is important for people to continue following SOPs to keep themselves and others safe.

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