On Tuesday, Pakistan’s Health Authorities revealed that 50 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in a span of 24 hours across the country. As per the data shared by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the positivity ratio of the cases was 1.77% whereas 23 patients were reported to be in critical condition.
These 50 cases came positive out of the total 2818 COVID-19 tests. No deaths were also reported in 24 hours.
421 tests in total were carried out in Lahore out of those eight got confirmed with a ratio of 1.90%. 234 tests were performed in Islamabad, of which eight cases were confirmed with a ratio of 3.42%. And in Rawalpindi, five cases were confirmed to be positive out of the 295 tests with a ratio of 1.69%.
COVID-19 Statistics 28 March 2023— NIH Pakistan (@NIH_Pakistan) March 27, 2023
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 2,818
Positive Cases: 50
Positivity %: 1.77%
Patients on Critical Care: 23
(shared by NCOC-NIH)
The Minister of health services, coordination, and regulation Abdul Qadir Patel said “the government has strengthened the role of Border and Health Services in Pakistan to deal with any sub-variant of the virus.” He further added, “a surveillance system was installed at all entry points of the country including airports. There will be rapid tests and screening of passengers at all airports.”
He said that 90% of the country’s population received vaccination against COVID-19.
In Pakistan, an efficient system with a proper management team is fully functional in the country to remain vigilant. Pakistan is still ready to make an emergency plan to deal with any sub-variant of COVID-19.
Patel said that “in case of any untoward situation, the healthcare system was fully prepared to deal with and sub-variant of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 including BF.7 in Pakistan.“
So, the end of COVID-19 cannot be seen anytime soon, but with proper management and treatment of the disease, the death toll is seen to be improving more