Covid positivity ratio shoots up as Pakistan drops daily tests
NIH data shows surge in number of critical patients: New Zealand reports 11,171 new Covid cases, 24 deaths in week
March 20, 2023 11:04 AM
Pakistan has registered another 100 Covid-19 infections with no fatality during the last 24 hours (Sunday), showed the statistics released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Monday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the NIH data, the death toll in the country remained the same at 30,645 whereas the number of total infections now shot up to 1,578,358 after adding the fresh 100 cases.
During the last 24 hours (Monday), 3,147 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio shot up to 3.18%. The number of patients in critical care stood at 18.
New Zealand reports 11,171 new Covid cases, 24 deaths in week
There have been 11,171 new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand over the past week and 24 further deaths.
Of the new cases, 4630 are reinfections. The concerned ministry reported 24 deaths over the past week.
The ministry said 26 deaths were attributable to Covid-19. It said the change in total deaths with Covid-19 may not be equal to the number of new deaths reported on Monday. "This is because deaths that occurred more than 28 days after a positive test that are subsequently determined to be unrelated to Covid are removed from the total."
Of the 24 deaths being reporting today, one was from Northland, one was from Bay of Plenty, three were from Hawke's Bay, one was from Taranaki, two were from MidCentral, five were from Wellington region, one was from Nelson Marlborough, five were from Canterbury, one was from West Coast and four were from Southern.
Three were in their 60s, five were in their 70s, nine were in their 80s and seven were aged over 90. Of these people, 13 were women and 11 were men.
There are also 200 people with Covid-19 in hospital as of midnight Sunday, with eight cases in ICU.
The seven-day rolling average of cases is 1593.
Figures reported last week showed there had been 11,544 new cases of Covid-19 reported, and 12 deaths attributed to Covid-19.