Lahore records another 44 Omicron cases
Omicron has started spreading its tentacles in Lahore as 44 new cases of the new variant were reported in the provincial capital on Sunday taking the tally in the city to 286, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The fast-spreading variant which has already wreaked havoc in the USA, UK, France and other European countries has started unleashing its wrath in Pakistan.
According to the statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday morning, there were 1,572 new infections and seven deaths from the coronavirus in the country during the last 24 hours pulling the positivity ratio up to 3.16%.
On December 9, the first Omicron variant case was detected in Karachi by doctors at a private hospital.
Minister for Planning and NCOC head Asad Umar last week warned that there were clear signs that the country was going to be hit by another wave of Covid-19 pandemic as genome sequencing revealed that the Omicron variant cases started surging across the country particularly in Karachi.
Reporter Azmat Awan