ISLAMABAD: A second coronavirus wreaks havoc in Pakistan killing 56 other people in the last 24 hours, data released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) showed Thursday.
The mortality rate remains at 2.0% compared to the global mortality rate of 2.27%. With 87% of COVID-19 patients developing the virus, Pakistan also has the highest rate of recovery in the world.
The number of infections worldwide increased to 429,280 as 3,138 PCR tests detected SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 infection.
The one-day rate of independence stands at 7.81% and the historical rate is 7.26%. A quick look at the test statistics tells us that only 2.6% of people have been tested for the disease so far. There are at least 46,376 active cases in the country with 2,575 patients under intensive care – 77 cases have deteriorated in the last 24 hours.
The majority of COVID-19 patients in ventilators are in Multan, Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore. While the occupancy of oxygen beds is highest in Islamabad at 61% followed by Rawalpindi at 55%, Peshawar at 51% and Multan at 48%.
Restrictions throughout Pakistan
With the outbreak of the virus, the provincial government on December 9 warned that it would shut down other sectors if the public continued to violate coronavirus SOPs.
Minister of Planning and Development and NCOC official Asad Umar said there had been a rapid increase in infections during the second wave as the population was not much easier than during the first wave.
He warned that if the virus was not present, the government could decide to close some sectors and impose stricter limits in the next two weeks.
The provincial government has already made compulsory face masks in public places, restricted 300 public gatherings, banned house marriages, closed sanctuaries, cinemas and theaters, and directed public and private offices to implement a 50% home and residential policy. .
The provincial government has also announced that educational institutions will remain closed from November 26 to January 10. Students will study at home or receive weekly homework until December 24 and winter holidays will begin on December 25. Schools will reopen on January 11 – depending on the state of the coronavirus. All exams were postponed except for student exams and appointments.
In addition, all states have restricted domestic food and limited time for markets, shops and supermarkets. Most parts of the country are covered by smart lockdowns.