On Sunday, the Pakistani health ministry revealed that 55 new COVID-19 cases had been reported in the previous 24 hours, bringing the overall number of cases to 1,530,705.
According to the ministry’s estimates, COVID-19 killed 30,379 people in Pakistan, with no additional deaths reported on Saturday. In Pakistan, 14,084 COVID-19 tests were done on Saturday, with a 0.39 percent positivity rate.
There are now 65 active cases in serious condition in the South Asian country.
Meanwhile, the National Institute of Health of Pakistan reported the first case of COVID-19 Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 on May 9.
This new sub-variant, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH), is causing an increasing number of ailments in various countries.
“The very first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 has been discovered by the National Institutes of Health.”
This latest variant is affecting a growing number of infections in numerous countries “A tweet from the World Health Organization (WHO) was sent out.
As a result, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) advised people to get vaccinated against the virus in order to avoid infection. “We urgently advise you to get vaccinated,” the letter said, adding that “all those who are due for boosters should get them as soon as possible.”
According to Director General Health, the Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 was found in a tourist who had returned from Qatar.
He went on to suggest that this sub-variant is to responsible for the present uptick in cases in the US. According to Pakistani news channel Geo TV, “the disease harshness and hospitalization stay the same as Omicron.”
The WHO designated Omicron as a Variant of Concern on November 26, 2021, and the very first case of COVID-19’s Omicron variant was reported in Karachi on December 13.
Since then, Pakistan’s Ministry of NHSRC, NCOC, NIH (National Institute of Health), and provincial health agencies have been on the lookout for the variant.”