The country’s Covid positivity ratio stayed above 10% for the seventh consecutive day, amid the World Health Organisation warning that it was “dangerous” to assume the Omicron variant of coronavirus would herald the end of the pandemic’s phase.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s tweet, the Pakistan Covid positivity rate stood at 10.17% over the last 24 hours. On January 20, the country’s positivity rate was recorded at 11.55%.
“Total tests in last 24 hours: 51,063, positive cases: 5196, deaths: 15, patients on critical care: 1,293,” it read.
Moreover, as part of the daily statistics, Sindh reported 531,008 cases, Punjab (467,698), Islamabad (120,813), Balochistan (34,032), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (186,537), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (35,734), Gilgit Baltistan (10,526).
Moreover, the NCOC also shared the vaccination status. “Vaccine statistics: vaccine administered across Pakistan in last 24 hours: 643,689. Total vaccine administered till now: 173,417,006,” it read.
According to the health experts, Pakistan might face Covid-19's peak in the first and second week of February. The rapidly increasing cases of Omicron variant of the virus led the officials to ponder over more curbs across the country.
“It’s dangerous to assume that Omicron will be the last variant and that we are in the end game,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a WHO executive board meeting on January 25 of the two-year pandemic that has killed nearly six million people.
Tedros, the WHO's first African head who is running unopposed for a second term, urged discipline and unity in combatting the coronavirus.