Pakistan on Saturday was witness to an increase in cases of COVID-19. As the daily number of infections reached 818 the highest number since March 4. As per the data released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) this morning.
The last time that the country had 796 instances of the disease was on the 4th of March.
The NIH in its most recent figures revealed the results of 18,305 diagnostic COVID-19 tests carried out across Pakistan. And of those, 818 were positive, bringing the positivity ratio to 4.47 percent, up from 3.93 percent yesterday.
The health of 126 patients suffering from COVID, according to NIH the condition is serious. As they're treated at the intensive treatment units (ICU) in various medical centers.
Pakistan this past Saturday saw an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19. The daily number of infections reached 818 - which is the most level since March 4, as per the data released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) this morning.
The last time that the country had 796 instances of the disease was on March 4.
The NIH In its most recent statistics found the results of 18,305 diagnostic COVID 19 tests were carried out across Pakistan. And, of those, 818 were positive, bringing the positivity ratio to 4.47 percent, up from 3.93 percent earlier.
The health of 126 COVID patients according to NIH is critically ill. This is why they're being cared for in the intensive medical units (ICU) in various medical hospitals.
The NIH data also showed that Karachi was the most active, having carried out 3,000 tests within the last 24 hours had a positive ratio of 17.06 percent, Lahore 5.58%, and Islamabad 4.05 percent.
Sindh's coronavirus task force gathered time earlier in the day to review the issue and the provincial principal minister Murad Ali Shah cautioned of taking "tough measures" if the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow throughout the province, particularly within the city of port.
CM Shah stated that in the event that coronavirus cases raise the government might be forced to take drastic action in the future. However, it was observed that the rate of hospital admission was low.