Pakistan on Sunday has reported 113 causalities and 4,414 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours as the country struggles with the third wave.
According to statistics shared by National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), the country's nerve center for unified efforts against coronavirus, 45,275 coronavirus tests were taken countrywide, of which 4,414 came out positive.
There are currently 5,448 critical patients of COVID-19 admitted at different hospitals in the country. And the reported positivity rate is 9.74%.
With these latest statistics, the country's total number of confirmed active cases stands at 89,661. Pakistan has so far recorded 829,933 confirmed cases, 18,070 deaths, and a total of 722,202 recoveries from the novel disease. As per NCOC, 87% of the total confirmed cases have recovered from the novel disease.
Most active cases are reported in Punjab (46,306) followed by Sindh (15,248), and Islamabad (12,242). There are currently 12,006, 2,236, 1,505, and 118 active cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Balochistan, and Gilgit Baltistan respectively.
NCOC announced a ban on processions of Youm-e-Ali:
NCOC on Saturday announced to impose a ban on processions of Youm-e-Ali amid rising cases of COVID-19.
The decision was taken in a meeting, chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special initiatives Asad Umar and attended by Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed, Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, and SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan.
According to the details, the center reviewed the situation of COVID-19 in the country and decided to place a ban on Youm-e-Ali processions, while majlis will be permitted under strict SOPs which are already in place for Ramadan.
“Keeping in view the risk factor due to the ongoing surge in COVID spread across the country and particularly in major urban centers, it was decided to ban all sort of processions while holding of Majalis has been permitted under strict COVID SOPs which are already in place for Ramazan ul Mubarik,” NCOC announced in a statement.