Karachi: The worsening Covid-19 situation in the neighboring country with most deadly second wave of infection has crossed the tally of 11,055 on Tuesday according to Pakistan’s National Command and Operations Centre’s (NCOC) report. The rise in death cases comes as the new coronavirus variant threatens the country.
Citing NCOC tally, Pakistan media reported that since the start of January 2021, the country has witnessed 48.8 deaths on average daily, with hospital intensive care units nearing capacity as active COVID-19 cases surge to 35,485.
Lat year, over 2,000 people died of COVID-19 in the month of December while the death toll for November was 1,268. Whereas, 339 fatalities were recorded in October.
Meanwhile, Pakistan is currently grappling with the second wave of Covid-19 infections with a new, more contagious variant of the Novel Coronavirus, first identified in the United Kingdom, detected in Sindh.
On December 29, the country reported its first confirmed cases of the new corona strain in three UK returnees, as per reports.