Islamabad [Pakistan]- In the previous 24 hours, Pakistan has reported 59 new COVID-19 cases, with a positive rate of 0.41 percent.

According to Xinhua, the ministry of health reported on Monday that there were 1,530,764 COVID-19 cases in total.

According to the ministry’s estimations, 19 killed 30,379 people in Pakistan. Across the country, there are currently 61 active cases in critical condition.

Meanwhile, on May 9, Pakistan’s National Institute of Health reported the first instance of COVID-19 Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), this new sub-variant is producing an increasing number of illnesses in various countries.

“The National Institutes of Health uncovered the first example of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 (NIH). The World Health Organization tweeted, “This new sub-variant is causing an increasing number of ailments in diverse nations.”

As a result, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommended that people get vaccinated against the virus to prevent infection. “We strongly recommend that you get vaccinated,” the letter stated, “and all those who are due for boosters should get them as soon as possible.”

The Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 was noticed in a tourist who had come back from Qatar, according to Director General Health Dr Rana Muhammad Safdar.

On November 26, 2021, the WHO identified Omicron as a Variant of Concern, and the first case of COVID-19’s Omicron variant was recorded in Karachi on December 13.

Pakistan’s Ministry of NHSRC, NCOC, NIH (National Institute of Health), and provincial health authorities have been scouring the country for the variant since then.”

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