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COVID-19: Virus fatality rate in Pakistan lowest but danger still lurking, says Asad Umar

Asad Umar says the government effectively dealt with the coronavirus pandemic by timely decisions, hard work, cooperation of people and blessing of Allah Almighty.
Web Desk
July 24, 2021
National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) Head Asad Umar.
National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) Head Asad Umar.

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) Head Asad Umar on Saturday said that Pakistan reported lowest COVID-19 mortality rate in the region and warned that the danger is still looming over the country.

Taking to Twitter, Asad Umar said that the government effectively dealt with the coronavirus pandemic by timely decisions, hard work, cooperation of people and blessing of Allah Almighty.

Giving the COVID-19 mortality rate in the region, Asad Umar wrote, "Covid deaths/million population in our region: Iran 1037, Nepal 326, India 301, Sri Lanka 186, Afghanistan 160, Bangladesh 113 and Pakistan 102.”

Urging the people to follow coronavirus-related standard operating procedures and get themselves vaccinated against the virus, he warned, “risk is not over”.   

Earlier today, Pakistan's coronavirus numbers saw a slight improvement, with a drop recorded in daily case and death counts.

Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio, too, fell and now stands at 4.89%.

According to the latest data from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on its official web portal, at least 32 more people succumbed to the coronavirus on Friday, taking the total death tally to 22,971.

At least 37,636 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, out of which 1,841 came back positive.

In addition to this, 924,782 people have recovered from the virus in the country so far whereas the number of active cases stands at 54,122 as of today morning.