ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has asked the people to be very careful as the new strain of Covid spreads faster and is more ‘deadly’.
In a tweet on Thursday, Umar said that hospital daily admissions and people in critical care are rising fast, if SOP compliance does not improve, we will be forced to place stronger restrictions on activities. “Sharp spike in covid positivity. Hospital daily admissions & people in critical care rising fast. If sop compliance does not improve, we will be forced to place stronger restrictions on activities,” adding that “Please be very very careful. The new strain spreads faster and is more deadly.”
The statement by the minister came as Pakistan today woke up with a positivity rate of 7.8%.
During the past 24 hours, about 3,495 new coronavirus cases were reported across the country. Moreover, the number of active coronavirus patients in the country stands at 24,592 as of today.
Daily data issued by the NCOC says that over 61 people have succumbed to the virus during the past 24 hours taking the death tally to 13,717.