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6,808 cases registered in Pakistan, second highest daily count since pandemic 2020

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            According to local media, Pakistan registered 6,808 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the second-highest daily case total since the coronavirus epidemic began in 2020.

The biggest day toll was reported on June 13, 2020, when the country reported 6,825 coronavirus infections, according to Geo News, citing statistics from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The country’s positive rate surged to a nine-month high on Thursday morning, with the infection rate recorded at 11.55 percent after 58,943 tests, according to NCOC statistics.

Official estimates reveal that the number of active cases has increased to 51,094 from 44,717 in the previous 24 hours, with total deaths standing at 29,042 after five more people succumbed to the illness, according to Geo News.

As Pakistan prepares for the fifth wave of the fatal epidemic, the NCOC has put more restrictions on schools, marriages, and gyms.

According to a Pakistani magazine, the NCOC on Wednesday released amended coronavirus guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the school, restaurant, entertainment, and other sectors as Pakistan fights to prevent the spread of the Omicron form.

Indoor weddings, meals, and gatherings will be prohibited in towns and regions with infection rates more than 10%, according to the forum. Schools in such cities and districts would stay open, with “staggered” lessons for students under the age of 12, according to Geo News.

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