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Covid-19: Pakistan’s positivity rate drops further

According to statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday morning, Pakistan's COVID-19 positive ratio plummeted to 5.4 percent in a single day as the country continues to experience an erratic graph. According to the latest figures, just 2,597 out of 48,037 COVID-19 diagnostic tests performed in the previous 24 hours were positive, lowering the country's positivity rate to 5.4 percent. However, the new cases brought the overall number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan to 1,488,958.  

Covid-19: 44 deaths reported in 24 hours

Another 44 people have died of COVID-19 in Pakistan and 3,019 new cases have been reported over the last 24 hours, official figures showed Saturday morning. According to the National Command and Operation Centre's (NCOC) website, 56,260 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, of which 3,019 returned positive. The rate of positive cases during the last 24 hours was 5.36%.  

Turkey’s President tests positive for Covid-19

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he has tested positive for Covid-19. Erdogan on Saturday tweeted that he was infected by the Omicron variant of the virus. The President said he and his wife were having mild symptoms of Covid-19, adding that he will continue his work at home. According to the Xinhua news agency, the number of daily Covid-19 cases in Turkey has roughly doubled since early January, as the Omicron variant cases have spread swiftly across the country.

Covid-19: Pakistan reports lowest positivity rate after a month

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Pakistan fell to its lowest level in almost a month on Tuesday morning, as fewer new coronavirus cases emerged overnight, according to data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). When 52,327 diagnostic tests were completed across the country in the last 24 hours, only 2,799 people were discovered to be infected with COVID-19, according to today's COVID-19 statistics. The new infections lowered the positive ratio to 5.34 percent, its lowest level since January 12, when it was 6.12 percent.

Covid-19: Pakistan records 49 new deaths

Pakistan has had the largest number of COVID-19 deaths — 48 — in the last 24 hours since October 7, 2021, bringing the total death toll to 29,420, according to data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). The graph shows a steady rise in hospitalizations, with 1,618 patients in critical care, but the positive rate has stayed below 10% for the fourth day in a row.  

Covid-19: Pakistan to receive 40 million more doses from COVAX

The United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) Pakistan said on Wednesday that Pakistan will get 40 million extra doses of the COVID-19 vaccine under the COVAX facility in the first quarter of this year. Since May 2021, Pakistan has received over 91 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccination through the COVAX facility, according to UNICEF Pakistan. UNICEF Pakistan said that this was half of the total 175 million doses that had been provided in the country so far.  

Covid-19: Pakistan notices an increase in daily infections

COVID-19 claimed the lives of another 42 individuals in Pakistan on Thursday morning, the biggest daily death toll in nearly four months since the country reported 46 dead on October 7, according to data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). The new deaths brought the total number of people killed in the country to 29,372. Furthermore, it is estimated that 1,590 coronavirus patients are in critical condition.  

Door-to-door vaccination drive begins in Sindh

On Tuesday, the provincial administration began a large door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination programme that will reach every home in the province. The 14-day campaign, which is part of a national project, is aimed at a total of 18,460,137 persons over the age of 12. The first dose will be given to 12,748,123 people, while the second dose will be given to 5,712,014 people.    

Pakistan: Minor decline noticed in Covid-19 positivity ratio

The COVID-19 positivity ratio in Pakistan dropped below 10% for the first time since January 19, according to statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday morning. The country's active case count, on the other hand, remained above 100,000 for the fourth day in a row. According to NCOC figures, the country's daily case count fell in the last 24 hours, with only 5,327 out of 55,202 diagnostic tests coming back positive across the country. Pakistan's COVID-19 positive rate fell to 9.65 percent as a result of this fall.  

Covid-19: Pakistan’s positivity rate over 11% for the third day in a row

Pakistan's coronavirus positive rate remained above 11 percent for the third day in a row, according to statistics from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday morning. According to the apex COVID-19 body, Pakistan has an 11.31 percent positivity rate after 70,389 tests were completed across the country in the last 24 hours, resulting in 7,963 new coronavirus infections. The total number of positive cases has risen to 1.41 million, with 27 more patients dying of the virus, bringing the death toll to 29,219, according to official data.    

Covid-19: Pakistan reports highest cases since start of pandemic

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) statistics showed Friday morning that Pakistan has the greatest number of daily COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in 2020, with 8,183 persons testing positive overnight, as the infections continue to grow amid a spread of the Omicron variety. Meanwhile, the daily COVID-19 death toll hit a new high for the first time since October 6, 2021, as the virus claimed the lives of 30 additional people overnight. COVID-19 claimed the lives of 39 people on October 6, 2021.  

Covid-19: Pakistan’s positivity rate over 10% for the sixth day in a row

The coronavirus positivity ratio in Pakistan remained above 10% for the sixth day in a row, according to statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday morning, as the pandemic's spread continues apace. According to NCOC numbers, the country's positivity rate was 12.81 percent, with 6,357 new coronavirus cases reported after 49,595 tests were done across Pakistan in the last 24 hours.  

UK removes Covid restrictions for vaccinated passengers

People travelling in England or Scotland will no longer be required to take Covid tests if they are fully vaccinated, according to a statement from the UK Ministry of Health. The new policy will take effect on February 11, just in time for the half-term holiday, according to the statement. Travel restrictions for those who have not been vaccinated have also been tightened. They won't have to self-isolate anymore, but they'll still need a pre-departure and day-two exam. Regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated, all visitors to England must complete a passenger location form.  

Pakistan reports 7000 Covid-19 cases second day in a row

In the fifth wave of the pandemic, Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) reported nearly 7,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row, as the Omicron strain spreads infections across the country. According to the NCOC's most recent statistics, 7,195 coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, following 57,401 tests completed across the country, with a positivity percentage of 12.53 percent.  

NCOC revises Covid-19 guidelines for mosques and Educational institutions

Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to pray inside mosques, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), which changed COVID-19 regulations on Saturday. After Pakistan recorded its highest daily infection count of 7,678 since the pandemic began in 2020, the NCOC altered mosque protocols. On Friday, the agency in charge of Pakistan's COVID-19 response declared that all schools in the country with a high COVID-19 positive rate will be closed for one week.  

Covid-19: Karachi positivity rate crosses 40pc again

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Karachi increased to 41% on Thursday morning, according to Sindh health department authorities, as the virus continues to tighten its grip on the metropolis, with more cases reported every other day. According to official data, 3,149 new infections were diagnosed in Karachi in the last 24 hours, based on 7,670 diagnostic tests. The city's positive ratio reached a record high since the pandemic started, due to the recent cases.  

Pakistan records second highest daily Covid-19 case count

Official numbers released Thursday morning revealed Pakistan has recorded 6,808 new COVID-19 cases, the second-highest day case count since the coronavirus pandemic began in 2020, as the country sees a fast surge in infections caused by the Omicron variant. The country's highest daily toll was 6,825 coronavirus cases on June 13, 2020, according to data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). According to the NCOC's data, the country's positivity rate surged to a nine-month high Thursday morning, with the infection rate estimated at 11.55 percent after 58,943 tests were done.  

Covid-19: Pakistan positivity rate jumps over 7%

According to data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan's coronavirus positive ratio increased by more than 7% in the last 24 hours, with 3,567 new cases reported – the most since September 10, 2021. According to the NCOC, 48,449 tests were performed across the country, with 3,567 illnesses resulting in a positivity rate of 7.36 percent. On August 31, 2021, the country reported a 6.64 percent infection rate. With the additional infections, the total number of those infected has grown to 1.315 million, while the death toll has risen to 28,999.  

Covid-19: Pakistan reports over 1000 cases for 5 days in a row

For the fifth day in a row, Pakistan has seen more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases, as the Omicron version of the virus continues to spread across the country. The National Command and Operations Centre's (NCOC) COVID-19 numbers from Monday morning showed that Pakistan had 1,649 cases in the previous 24 hours, up from 1,572 the day before – the first time daily cases have surpassed 1,500 since October 3. The country's overall positivity rate is 3.66 percent.    

Omicron variant: Pakistan imposes strict travel restrictions

In order to prevent the new COVID-19 variant from entering Pakistan, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) set further restrictions on inbound travellers on Monday. Due to the new COVID-19 variation, the authority has added eight more nations to the list of countries whose citizens are not permitted to go to Pakistan. Croatia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Ireland, Slovenia, Vietnam, Poland, South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia have been added to the updated Category C list.  

New Covid-19 variant present in Europe before South Africa: Report

New data from the Netherlands revealed Tuesday that the Omicron coronavirus variant was prevalent in Europe before the first cases were reported in South Africa, as Latin America reported its first two cases in Brazil. In the week since South Africa disclosed the new virus strain to the World Health Organization, dozens of governments around the world have imposed travel restrictions, the majority of which target southern African countries. However, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that "blanket" travel bans could cause more harm than good, as Canada expanded its restrictions to include Egypt and Nigeria.  

Travel advisory issued during new Covid threat

After the discovery of a new coronavirus strain named Omicron, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a new travel alert for Category C nations on Sunday in an effort to prevent cases of new coronavirus variants in Pakistan. The CAA has issued a new travel advisory for 17 countries, including South Africa, Hong Kong, Iraq, Namibia, and Ukraine. Passengers from nations classified as C would need approval from the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) to travel. "They would be forced to give proof of full Covid-19 vaccination," the CAA stated.  

Pakistan records lowest Covid-19 positivity rate

According to statistics supplied by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday, 216 new Covid-19 patients have been detected in the country in the last 24 hours. According to the country's top platform in charge of Covid response, 33,435 samples were analysed over this time period, with 216 of them turning out to be positive, bringing the total caseload to 1,280,092. The positivity rate fell to 0.64 percent, the lowest level ever recorded since the authorities began tracking infection rates in March of last year.  

Coronavirus: Pakistan positivity rate less than 1% for third consecutive day

The number of daily COVID-19 cases across the country remained below 300 for the third time in a row on Monday morning, according to statistics from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). According to the NCOC's most recent figures, six more persons died from the virus in the last 24 hours, while 240 new COVID-19 illnesses were discovered after 32,466 tests were conducted around the country during that time.  

Austria plans lockdown for unvaccinated and uncured individuals

As cases of the coronavirus rapidly mount, Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg stated Friday that he wants to implement a statewide lockdown for individuals who have not been vaccinated or recovered from it. "The goal is clear: we want to give the go-ahead for a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated on Sunday," Schallenberg said at a press conference. Upper Austria and Salzburg, which have witnessed some of the worst case rates, have already implemented the unvaccinated lockdown as of Monday.      

9 more deaths due to Coronavirus reported in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the Corona virus has claimed the lives of nine more people. In the last 24 hours, 48,882 corona tests were conducted around the country, with another 637 corona cases reported, according to the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC). According to the NCOC, the overall number of corona cases across the country increased to 12,78,751 in the previous 24 hours, while the total number of deaths increased to 28,575 and the rate of positive cases increased to 1.30 percent.  

Covid-19 positivity rate becomes 1.20 percent nationwide

In the last 24 hours, 46,128 corona tests were conducted around the country, with another 554 corona cases reported, according to the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC). According to the NCOC, the overall number of corona cases across the country has surged to 12,78,114 in the previous 24 hours, with a total number of deaths of 28,566 and a rate of positive cases of 1.20 percent.  

Global Covid-19 cases pass 250 million

According to an AFP calculation taken from official sources around 2100 GMT on Monday, more than 250 million COVID-19 illnesses have been recorded worldwide since the pandemic began. COVID-19 has caused more than five million fatalities worldwide, yet the vast majority of individuals infected have recovered. Some people, on the other hand, have continued to have symptoms weeks or even months afterwards. The data are based on daily reporting from each country's health authority.  

Pakistan’s Covid-19 positivity rate reaches lowest level

For the first time since the government began tracking data on the outbreak in March last year, Pakistan's COVID-19 positive rate fell to 0.94 percent on Tuesday. Pakistan has continuously reported a coronavirus positivity rate of less than 2% and less than 1,000 daily infections over the last three weeks. Hospitalizations and daily mortality counts have also decreased, showing that the COVID-19 situation in Pakistan is improving. After 42,373 tests, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) reported that 400 people tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.  

US finally lifts pandemic travel ban

Travel restrictions from a lengthy list of nations, including Mexico, Canada, and most of Europe, were lifted Monday, allowing visitors to take long-awaited vacations and family members to reunite after more than a year and a half apart due to the pandemic. Beginning Monday, the United States will allow fully vaccinated travellers at airports and land crossings, removing a Covid-19 restriction imposed during the Trump administration. The new guidelines allow travellers from previously banned countries to fly as long as they have confirmation of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test. Traveling by land from Mexico and Canada will necessitate proof of immunisation but not a test.