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661 new Covid-19 cases reported in last 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: At least one person died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, while 661 news cases of have been reported in the country, the National Institute of Health (NIH) said on Sunday.

According to the NIH report, 20,080 Covid tests were conducted across the country in the past 24 hours, out of which 661 turned out to be positive. The nationwide Covid-19 test positivity ratio declined to 3.29 percent.

“As many as 171 patients are stated to be in critical condition,” it said.

Moreover, that World Health Organization (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.

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