ISLAMABAD: For the first time in almost two years, no coronavirus-related death was reported in Pakistan in the last 24 hours.
The nationwide tally of fatalities from the novel coronavirus stands at 30,333 on Wednesday while the confirmed positive cases in the country has surged to 1,522,862.
According to the latest figures issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 443 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Statistics 23 Mar 22
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 34,476
Positive Cases: 443
Positivity %: 1.28%
Patients on Critical Care: 455
Alhamdolilah no COVID related death reported in last 24 hours! This is first time in almost 2 years! 🇵🇰 🇵🇰 🇵🇰
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) March 22, 2022
Pakistan has conducted 34,476 tests in the past 24 hours out of which 443 persons were tested positive for the disease. The COVID Positivity Ratio was recorded at 1.28 percent.
The BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron makes up over a third of all coronavirus variants circulating in the United States, according to an estimate from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday.
COVID-19 infections in the United States have receded sharply since hitting record levels in January, although a coronavirus resurgence in parts of Asia and Europe due to the BA.2 sub-variant has raised some concerns.