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Umar dismisses false impression comparing COVID-19 cases with testing capicity

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Jul, 2020. 11:03 am
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Asad Umar

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar dismissed the opinion that daily confirmed coronavirus cases have declined due to a reduction in the number of tests.

He took to his Twitter on Thursday and wrote:

Some saying cases are down only due to testing reduction. If positivity ratio was same as in mid june… 22% +, the 24,262 tests done yesterday would have resulted in 5,500 cases… Actual yesterday was 2,145.! Decline is primarily due to a nearly 60% reduction in positivity

Earlier Umar also said that;

In today’s meeting with CM punjab I complimented efforts made by punjab govt to control spread of Covid19 and improve health care capacity in the province. Also emphasized the need for continued vigilance for sop compliance, smart lockdowns and most importantly eid ul azha sop’s

Pakistan Coronavirus Cases

The number of recoveries from COVID-19 continues to increase across the country with 178,737 patients so far recovered from the disease.

According to the latest statistics,

2145 new coronavirus cases reported in the country during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 257,914.

These include 108,913 in Sindh,

88,539 in Punjab,

31,217 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,

11,322 in Balochistan,

14,402 in Islamabad,

1,750 Gilgit-Baltistan and 1771 in Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, 40 patients died of the virus during the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 5,426.24, 262 corona tests were carried out during this period.

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