Pakistan posts zero COVID-19 death in last 24 hours


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported 673 fresh COVID-19 cases but no coronavirus-related death was recorded during the last 24 hours, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) data showed Saturday morning.

During the last 24 hours, 20,735 COVID-19 diagnostic tests were conducted, of which 673 returned back positive for the virus, the institution’s data showed.

Following the detection of new cases, the COVID-19 positivity ratio stood at 3.25% — a little lower than 3.60%, which was recorded a day earlier.

According to NIH’s data, 164 COVID-19 patients are being treated in the intensive-care units (ICU) at different medical facilities across the country.

With Pakistan logging hundreds of COVID-19 cases every day, the NIH has advised strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs), including mask wearing and social distancing during Muharram gatherings.

Gathering and majalis to remember the Shuhada-e-Karbala (martyrs of Karbala) have started as the country observes the new Islamic year — which began on Sunday (July 31).

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