All Covid indicators take a plunge in Pakistan

NIH data shows infectivity rate crashing to 0.24%: China says Covid outbreak has infected 80% of population

By: News Desk
Published: 10:19 AM, 22 Jan, 2023
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All Covid-19 indicators have taken a plunge in Pakistan as the country reported just nine coronavirus infections with no death during the last 24 hours (Saturday), showed the statistics released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Sunday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the NIH data, the death toll in the country remained the same at 30,640 whereas the number of total infections now rose to 1,576,175 after adding the fresh nine cases. 

During the last 24 hours (Saturday), 3,736 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio slumped to 0.24 percent. The number of patients in critical care stood at 09.

Covid infected 80% of China population

The possibility of a big Covid-19 rebound in China over the next two or three months is remote as 80% of people have been infected, a prominent government scientist said.

The mass movement of people during the ongoing Lunar New Year holiday period may spread the pandemic, boosting infections in some areas, but a second Covid wave is unlikely in the near term, Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said on the Weibo social media platform.

Hundreds of millions of Chinese are traveling across the country for holiday reunions that had been suspended under recently eased Covid curbs, raising fears of fresh outbreaks in rural areas less equipped to manage large outbreaks.

China has passed the peak of Covid patients in fever clinics, emergency rooms and with critical conditions, a National Health Commission official said on Thursday.

Nearly 60,000 people with Covid had died in hospital as of Jan. 12, roughly a month after China abruptly dismantled its zero-Covid policy, according to government data.

But some experts said that figure probably vastly undercounts the full impact, as it excludes those who die at home, and because many doctors have said they are discouraged from citing Covid as a cause of death.

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