Asad Umar urges people to follow Covid-19 SOPs, as number of critical care patients hits its highest

Web Desk News Agency

02nd Sep, 2021. 05:37 pm
Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar urged the people to follow the coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) as the number of critical care patients was at its highest level since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The NCOC chief, who is also the minister for planning, development and special Initiatives, shared that delta variant of Covid-19 is spreading faster and increasing hospitalisation in Pakistan, just like it has been doing so globally.

“Right now both hospital inflow and critical care patients [is] at highest level since start of Covid. Please follow SOP’s and vaccinate,” appealed Umar.

Pakistan reports over 4,100 new cases

The appeal by Umar cam as Pakistan reported 4,103 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours after carrying out 61,651 tests.

The number of new cases and tests means that the positivity ratio for the country stands at 6.66% with the nationwide tally rising to 1,167,791.

Meanwhile, 89 people lost their lives to the coronavirus taking the countrywide death tally to 25,978.

PM’s adviser tests positive for Covid-19

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Adviser on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood was among the people that tested positive in the last 24 hours.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19 and have mild symptoms. I have isolated myself at home,” said Dawood on Twitter and asked people to pray for his recovery.

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