Pakistan posts 47 Covid infections
NIH data shows infectivity rate stands at 1.21 : India reports 6,155 new Covid cases and 11 deaths, active infections at 31,194
April 8, 2023 11:12 AM
Pakistan has recorded 47 more Covid-19 infections with no fatality during the last 24 hours (Friday), showed the data released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Saturday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the NIH data, the death toll in the country remained the same at 30,652 whereas the number of total infections now soared to 1,580,068 after adding the fresh 47 cases.
During the last 24 hours (Friday), 3,879 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 1.21%. The number of patients in critical care stood at 14.
India reports 6,155 new Covid cases
India on Saturday reported 6,155 new Covid-19 cases, up from Friday's tally of 6,050 infections. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in India stand at 4,47,51,259.
According to the data released by the health ministry, there are 31,194 active cases in the country, reported Hindustan Times.
As per the Indian health ministry data, 11 new deaths were reported due to the virus. The total number of Covid-19 related deaths has now surged to 5,30,954. The health ministry has asked the states to identify emergency hotspots and ramp up testing.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in a meeting directed states to ramp up genome testing and conduct mock drills in the hospitals.
As per the latest INSACOG bulletin, the newly emerged Covid-19 variant XBB.1.16 has been observed in different parts of the country, accounting for 38.2 per cent of the infection till date.
Noting that Omicron and its subline ages continue to be the dominant variants in India, the bulletin said an increase in infection rate has been observed, especially in western, southern and northern parts of India.
“A newly emerged recombinant variant XBB.1.16 has been observed in different parts of India, accounting for 38.2 per cent of the infection till date,” the bulletin said.
According to the ministry's website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered so far under the nationwide Covid vaccination drive.