Pakistan’s Omicron Variant Cases Rise to 352

Pakistani health officials said they have registered 352 new infections of Omicron variant of COVID-19 so far.

Rana Muhammad Safdar, Director General of Health at the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, said that the majority of cases were detected in cities of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, the capital city.

Mr. Safdar put vaccination as the only remedy to curb the spread of the virus in the society.

Meanwhile, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said Tuesday that they have registered 630 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

The NCOC said that Pakistan has an overall of 1,297,865 confirmed cases since the outbreak of the virus, including 1,257,355 recoveries. 

According to the NCOC data, the virus took the lives of two patients during the same period of hours, taking the overall death toll to 28,945. 

Furthermore, the NCOC asked the provinces to achieve their vaccination targets as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the disease, saying the vaccinated people are less affected by Omicron virus.

Moreover, Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister on Health Affairs, Faisal Sultan urged people to wear masks and get vaccinated.

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