The positve association of Covid-19 cases in Karachi and Hyderabad, once again, crossed 10% among a fast rises in cases across the country, data from the National Institute of Health (NIH) showed on Monday.
According to the statistics, 171 new infections were determined after 11,212 coronavirus diagnostic tests performed across the country, which placed Pakistan’s positive correlation at 1.53% and the overall case count at 1,532,153. Moreover, at least 57 patients with infectious diseases have been shifted into the critical care unit during the last 24 hours, reported Geo News.
According to the National Institute of Health statistics, Pakistan’s active case count reached 3,369. The case count has increased across the country, particularly in Hyderabad where the positive correlation reached 16.67%. As per the statistics the positive correlation in different cities is as follows: Positive correlation in Karachi is 10.08%, 16.67% in Hyderabad, Mir Pur Azad Kashmir 5.26%, Islamabad 2.07%, Mardan 3.39%, Abbottabad 1.2% and Lahore 1%.
Meanwhile, national health officials have confirmed emergence of a new coronavirus sub revision B.4, B.5 in the country, reported a local media outlet on Monday. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) sources the cases of B.4, B.5, a sub revision Omicron strain of coronavirus, are continuously being reported. The new revision rapidly spread but has not been more deadly sources said.
National Institute of Health sources have informed that all Covid-19 vaccines are effective against COVID-19 sub revision B.4, B.5. The cases of new sub revision of coronavirus are being reported from different cities in Pakistan.
However, no Covid-19 related death was reported during the past 24 hours. The overall death toll count stands at 30,383, it added. International experts had recently warned that a new strain of Omicron is threatening a new wave of rampant flu and other respiratory diseases. The Omicron BA.5 sub revision was identified in April by South African labs.