Islamabad, Pakistan- According to the Ministry of Health, 66 new COVID-19 cases have been found in Pakistan in the previous 24 hours.
According to ministry data, the overall number of people affected has increased to 1,530,453 as a result of the additional cases.
According to the ministry’s data, the sickness has claimed the lives of 30,379 persons across Pakistan, with no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
On Tuesday, 14,058 COVID-19 tests were performed across the country, with a positivity rate of 0.47 percent. There are currently 71 active critical cases, according to Xinhua.
On Monday, 54 COVID-19 cases were reported around the country, with 83 of them being considered critical.
Meanwhile, on May 9, Pakistan’s National Institute of Health reported the first instance of COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant 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.”
According to the National Institutes of Health, the very first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 has been detected. The World Health Organization tweeted, “This fresh sub-variant is causing an increasing sum of infections in many regions.”
As a result, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommended that people get vaccinated against the virus to avoid becoming infected. “We urge you to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” the letter added, adding that “all those who are due for boosters should get them as soon as possible.”
The Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 was discovered in a visitor who had returned from Qatar, according to Director General Health Dr Rana Muhammad Safdar.
He went on to say that this sub-variant is to blame for the current increase in cases in the United States. “The disease severity and hospitalisation remain the same as Omicron,” according to Pakistani news channel Geo TV.
On November 26, 2021, the WHO identified Omicron as a Variant of Concern, and on December 13, the first case of COVID-19’s Omicron variant was recorded in Karachi.
Since then, Pakistan’s NHSRC, NCOC, NIH (National Institute of Health), and provincial health authorities have been searching the country for the variant.”