Asad Umar, our Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, said that despite the increasing number of Covid-19 tests, all the circumstantial evidence indicates a drop in patients’ inflow at hospitals.
But the positive development is enhancing the worries of the decision-makers, fearing that people might stop taking precautionary measures seriously. However, they are still not practiced against the highly contagious virus due to the slight improvement in the situation.
While talking to the news media, Mr. Umar said that it increased to around 25,000 across the country.
He said, “However, the inflow of the patients has decreased. Though Sindh has not given us proper feedback, the feedback was given by Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad show that the inflow of the patients has reduced”.
There are four parameters through which it has been identified that the spread of the virus has been reduced, including the number of daily positive cases, number of patients on ventilators, number of admitted patients, and the number of deaths. All four signs showed positive feedback.
In the past 24 hours, the country reported 2,711 new cases and 100 deaths, taking the national tally and death toll to 208,358 and 4,254, respectively.