Coronavirus second wave declining, claims Asad Umar
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Monday said that Covid-19 cases and mortality rate in the second wave had started declining due to the timely and result-oriented decisions of the government.
In a series of tweets, the minister said that “when the second wave accelerated we closed high-risk areas identified by our analysis in last week of November”.
He added in the first week of December, the admissions of Covid-19 patients was at peak in hospitals, whereas in second week of the month, the number of patients on oxygen and ventilators was high and in the third week mortality rate was high and then started declining.
When 2nd wave accelerated we closed high risk areas identified by our analysis in last week of Nov. In 1st week of dec hospital admissions peaked, in 2nd week patients on oxygen/vents peaked, in 3rd week mortality peaked & then declined. Decisions & results are highly correlated pic.twitter.com/SuAOcTIVnz— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 11, 2021
He said decisions and results were highly correlated. “Data clearly shows that corona health consequences are strongly correlated with our decisions and personal choices,” he said.
He however reiterated his advice to the people to keep on taking precautionary measures in order to avoid any further spread of the pandemic.
“If we do the right things we shall Insh’Allah continue to safeguard lives and livelihoods,” he added.
Data clearly shows that covid health consequences are strongly correlated with our decisions & personal choices. Hence it's important that we all take responsibility & take precautions. If we do the right things we shall inshallah continue to safeguard lives & livelihoods— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 11, 2021
Asad Umar said, “The devastation unfolding in countries like USA and UK these days where there were more cases and Covid deaths than at any time in the first wave, show the danger that could face us, if we do not continue to do the right things, with both the state and citizens playing their role”.
The minister also shared a data regarding the trends of Covid cases.
According to the data, the number daily admissions of Covid patients in hospitals had declined from its peak of 269 patients on November 30 to 183 patients on January 11.
The devastation unfolding in countries like USA & UK these days where there are more cases & covid deaths than at any time in the first wave, show the danger that could face us, if we do not continue to do the right things, with both the state and citizens playing their role— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 11, 2021
Similarly the number of deaths has also declined from 78 died on December 21, 2020 whereas on January 11, the number of deaths has declined to 32.
Likewise the number of critical hospitalized corona patients has also declined from 2,511 patients on December 07 to 2,286 patients on January 1