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Lahore experiences first case of Omicron variant

Lahore reports first case of Omicron variant
After Karachi and Islamabad, the provincial capital of Punjab additionally reported the primary confirmed case of Omicron variant, the Punjab well being division confirmed.

The Punjab Well being Division mentioned that the primary Omicron affected person in Lahore hails from Bahawalpur and has a journey historical past from Sindh. It mentioned that the affected person is present process therapy at dwelling.

The well being division mentioned that samples have been taken from 12 individuals who got here in touch with the affected person for testing.

In the meantime, the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre issued the newest coronavirus statistics suggesting that the positivity charge in Pakistan remained 0.69% over the past 24 hours.

As many as 291 new COVID-19 infections had been confirmed after 41,869 diagnostic assessments had been performed in a single day, whereas three sufferers succumbed to the virus throughout the identical interval.

Pakistan has up to now reported two confirmed and over 35 suspected instances of Omicron, other than the newest case from Lahore.

The primary case of the brand new COVID-19 pressure reported from Islamabad on Saturday was the second confirmed case reported from Pakistan. The primary-ever case from Pakistan which was reported from Karachi was confirmed by the Aga Khan College Hospital on December 13.

A second case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus had been reported from Karachi, sources throughout the Sindh Well being Division had mentioned later that week.

Furthermore, 32 suspected instances had been reported in Balochistan’s Kalat district throughout a vaccination and diagnostic course of.

The Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), nonetheless, didn’t verify any instances of the pressure in Kalat.