Pakistan’s COVID-19 death rate in July remained higher than the global COVID-19 death rate, World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed.
According to a statement by WHO, Pakistan’s death rate from Coronavirus was between 2.30% and 2.37% during July while the global death rate was between 2.15% and 2.17%.
WHO has also warned that continuous violations of COVID-19 SOPs by the public and lack of vaccination could increase the death rate in Pakistan.
On the other hand, as per NCOC figures, Pakistan reported 3262 new cases of Coronavirus during the last 24 hours. 39 deaths were also reported yesterday while the national positivity rate now stands at 6.6%.
In the past few weeks, Coronavirus cases have increased steadily, with the Delta variant, which first originated from India, accounting for most of the infections. Besides the Delta variant, the presence of Alpha and Beta variants that emerged from the UK and Brazil respectively has also been confirmed by the NCOC.
Federal Planning Minister, Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, has requested the public to follow SOPs, such as face mask-wearing and avoiding crowded spaces, and get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as possible from their nearest Mass Vaccination Centers (MVCs).