Daily Covid tally in Pakistan crosses 2000 again, making chances of a third wave inevitable

A day after the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) re-imposed restrictions to curb spread of Covid-19, Pakistan reported more than 2,000 virus cases for the first time since January. An NCOC press release stated that 42,164 tests were conducted on March 10, which translates into a positivity rate of 5.3 per cent, while the total number of active cases in the country is 17,627 as of March 11.

Punjab reported the highest number of cases during last 24 hours, with a number of 1,290 cases. Islamabad reported 350 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 289 cases, Sindh: 256 cases, Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 57 cases and Balochistan reported 16 cases.

Source: Dawn