- The national positivity ratio reported in the last 24 hours is 9.96%
- The highest number of critically ill patients were admitted to the hospital for a consecutive day since the pandemic began last year
- 43 deaths have been reported in a single day
Pakistan on Monday has reported 4,323 new cases and 43 COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours as the third wave continues.
According to statistics shared by National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), the country's nerve center for unified efforts against coronavirus, 43,362 coronavirus tests were taken countrywide.
There are currently 3,587 critical patients of COVID-19 admitted at different hospitals in the country, the highest number of critical patients reported in a single day since the pandemic began last year.
With these latest statistics, the country's total number of confirmed cases stands at 692,231. Pakistan has so far recorded 14,821 coronavirus-related deaths, and a total of 615,960 patients have recovered from the novel disease.
NCOC bans interprovincial road travel on weekends:
NCOC on Sunday issued new directives for interprovincial road travels amid the worsening coronavirus situations. According to these new directives, there will a ban on traveling by road between provinces over the weekends.
"It has been decided to ban interprovincial transport for two days a week (Saturday and Sunday) with effect from April 10, at 12 am, to April 25, 12:59 am," the center said in a statement.
The ban will only be applicable to private and public transport on the weekend. Vehicles carrying goods, freight, medical, and other emergency services will be exempted. Pakistan Railway will continue to operate 7 days a week with 70% occupancy.