LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has tested positive for COVID-19, days after she attended the AJK election campaign, ARY NEWS reported.
The confirmation was given by the PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb through her Twitter account.
پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ن) کی نائب صدر مریم نواز شریف @MaryamNSharif کا کرونا ٹیسٹ پازیٹو آیا ہے جس کے بعد انھوں نے خود کو کورنٹین کر لیا ہے۔ مریم نواز شریف سمیت تمام مریضوں کی جلد صحت یابی کی دعا کی اپیل ہے۔
— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) July 28, 2021
She said that Maryam Nawaz has tested positive for COVID-19 and had quarantined herself at home. “Please pray for Maryam Nawaz and other ailing people,” she appealed.
It is pertinent to mention here that there is a rising trend of COVID cases in the country with India’s Delta variant being reported as a major variant in the patients recently infected by the virus.
On Wednesday, the COVID-19 claimed 44 more lives across Pakistan in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll from the disease to 23,133.
According to the latest National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) updates, as many as 4,119 new cases of Covid-19 emerged when 52,291 samples were tested.
The positivity rate of infections was recorded at 7.8 per cent, it said. Pakistan’s caseload climbed to 1,015,827 after 3,262 new infections were detected.
A total of 2,898 patients are in critical care at hospitals across the country, the NCOC said, adding a total of 935,742 people recuperated from the disease since the outbreak of the pandemic.