Over 1,000 patients in critical care across Pakistan

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Over 1,000 patients in critical care across Pakistan

More than 1,000 people infected with coronaviruses have been moved to critical care across Pakistan as the COVID situation worsens due to the Omicron strain, according to government estimates.

In light of rising coronaviruses cases, the NCOC announced on Friday that they would close all schools in the country with a high COVID 19 positivity ratio for one week.

The NCOC had said that schools, premises, sections, and specific classes with high positivity would be closed for one week. The number of patients on critical care rose to 1,055, up from 961 a day earlier, as the status of 94 patients worsened in the last 24 hours, according to the National Command and Operation Centre's NCOC The positivity ratio stood at 11.10 per cent, down from 12.93 per cent a day earlier, as 6,540 infections were reported across the country after 58,902 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, according to the NCOC data.

The country is facing a deadly fifth wave of COVID and cases are increasing every day.