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Pakistan sees one death, 40 new Covid cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported one death in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has risen to 1,528,502. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 30,372 on Monday.

According to the latest figures by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least 40 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 across the country in the past 24 hours.

Pakistan has conducted 16,165 tests in the past 24 hours out of which 40 persons were tested positive for the disease. The COVID Positivity Ratio was recorded at 0.25 percent.

Meanwhile, the risk of COVID-19 community transmission in Shanghai has been effectively contained, Gu Honghui, head of Shanghai’s COVID-19 response team, said at a press conference on Sunday.

Shanghai’s daily local infections peaked on April 13 with 27,605 cases and have been going down since, Gu said, adding that the reproduction rate is declining, with the Rt number dropping from 2.27 to 0.67. 

Rt means the effective, time-varying reproduction number of COVID-19. The number has remained below one for 15 consecutive days, Gu said.

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