- Infection with the coronavirus is resurfacing in Pakistan.
- In the last 24 hours, 204 additional patients have tested positive for coronavirus.
- With 340 positive cases in 7 days, Karachi is the area of Sindh that is most afflicted.
According to the most recent statistics from the National Institute of Health Sciences, the coronavirus infection is resurfacing in Pakistan after a nearly five-month break, with a national positive rate of 1.53 percent.
The NIH reports that following 13,300 tests, 204 additional persons have confirmed positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
According to NIH statistics, 66 people who have coronavirus infections are now being treated in hospitals all throughout Pakistan’s intensive care units (ICU).
COVID-19 Statistics 22 June 2022
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 13,300
Positive Cases: 204
Positivity %: 1.53%
Patients on Critical Care: 66
— NIH Pakistan (@NIH_Pakistan) June 22, 2022
The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) reports that in January 2022, the nation
experienced the fifth wave of COVID-19, with the largest number of cases — 7,963 — occurring on January 27 and 30 deaths being reported.
Most impacted is Sindh
With 340 positive cases in seven days, Karachi is the most severely afflicted region of Sindh, according to health department authorities, bringing the positivity rate to 10.69 percent.
In Hyderabad, 1,841 tests were conducted within the same time period, with two cases yielding positive results.
9,892 tests were performed throughout the remainder of Sindh, and 34 of them had positive results.
The fresh surge
According to Dr. Faisal Mahmood, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the Aga Khan University, “the introduction of the new variety BA.4 and BA.5, which can cause reinfections.
Increasing travel, notably to Saudi Arabia for Umrah and Turkey for holidays, as well as the fact that six months have elapsed since the previous booster, and that individuals have stopped using masks” are all potential contributing causes to the surge.
He claimed that it is challenging to count the number of positive instances since many patients choose not to have COVID-19 testing performed if their signs are minor.
The number of instances is far greater than the number of reported cases since people are using home testing kits rather than the non-recordable PCR test.
Although not quite as much as did during the Delta wave, he claimed that hospitalizations have gone up, but that some people with acute signs have started to show up, which is worrying.