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Covid-19: 244 new cases and 6 more deaths in Pakistan

Covid-19: 244 new cases and 6 more deaths in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A total of 244 new cases of Covid-19 surfaced in Pakistan in the last 24 hours, lifting the country’s caseload to 1,289,293.

According to the National Command and Operation Center’s (NCOC) data, 244 new infections emerged after 39,387 samples were tested during this period.

Also Read: Covid Omicron variant spreads faster and weakens jabs: WHO

The positivity rate was recorded at 0.61 per cent, the country’s nerve centre for Covid response said.

The death toll climbed to 28,836 after six more people succumbed to the viral disease. The number of critical patients of Covid-19 under treatment in various hospitals has come down to 731.

Statistics 13 Dec 21:

Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 39,387

Positive Cases: 244

Positivity %: 0.61%

Deaths : 6

Patients on Critical Care: 731

— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) December 13, 2021

Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO), citing early data, said Covid Omicron variant is more transmissible than the Delta strain and reduces vaccine efficacy but causes less severe symptoms.

Also Read: South Africa says no signal of increased Omicron severity yet

The WHO said Omicron had spread to 63 countries as of December 9. Faster transmission was noted in South Africa, where Delta is less prevalent, and in Britain, where Delta is the dominant strain.

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Source: ARY News

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