ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported as many as three Covid-related deaths while 599 fresh cases of the pandemic have been reported in the country during the last 24 hours, the data shared by the National Institute of Health (NIH) said on Thursday.
According to the NIH report, 21,315 Covid tests were conducted across the country in the past 24 hours, out of which 599 turned out to be positive. The nationwide Covid-19 test positivity ratio remained 2.81 percent, according to the report.
Moreover, as many as 170 people are in critical condition.
COVID-19 Statistics 21 July 2022
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 21,315
Positive Cases: 599
Positivity %: 2.81%
Patients on Critical Care: 170
— NIH Pakistan (@NIH_Pakistan) July 21, 2022
It is pertinent to mention here that World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was worried that coronavirus case numbers were shooting up, putting more strain on health systems and workers.
The number of Covid cases reported to the WHO increased 30 percent in the past two weeks, driven by sub-variants of the Omicron strain and the lifting of control measures.