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NCOC reports 656 new Covid infections, one death in last 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has urged people to observe social distancing and take precautionary measures especially in light of Muharram as Pakistan reported at least 661 coronavirus infections and one death in the last 24 hours.

A person in Punjab also succumbed to the virus over the past 24 hours as the country reported a national positivity rate of 3.29 per cent, according to the data issued by the NCOC. As many as 171 patients were in critical condition as of Sunday.

According to NIH’s data, 161 COVID-19 patients are being treated in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) across the country at different medical facilities.

In a specific reference to public gatherings and procession that will be held in connection with Muharram, the national body asked people to strictly comply with anti-coronavirus measures, such as use of face masks and sanitizers.

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