Coronavirus on back foot again with no casualty across Pakistan

By: News Desk
Published: 09:33 AM, 9 May, 2022
Coronavirus on back foot again with no casualty across Pakistan
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The Covid-19 pandemic seems to be on the back foot as there were only 64 cases reported with no casualty during last 24 hours, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.

According to the statistics released by the National Health Institute, the total number of positive cases remained 64. As many as 13,190 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours. There was no death reported and the positivity ratio stayed at 0.49%. However, 92 patients were critical.

Yesterday, the receding coronavirus struck back and claimed three lives in Pakistan along with infecting another 46 people.

As per the latest NIH data, the death toll has climbed up to 30,375, whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,528,595 after adding the fresh 64 cases.

On Sunday, the Pakistani government rejected the World Health Organization's (WHO) report on number of Covid-19 deaths in the country, questioning the United Nations body's methodology to collect data and supposing an error in the software used to collate the numbers.

In a recent report, the WHO estimated there were 260,000 Covid-19 deaths in Pakistan -- eight times the official figure. Official records state Pakistan had 30,375 Covid-19 deaths with over 1.5 million infections.

"We [authorities] have been gathering data manually on Covid deaths, it could have a difference of a few hundred but it can't be in hundreds of thousands. This is completely baseless," Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel said.