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Pakistan registers nine Covid deaths in past 24 hours

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported nine deaths and 806 fresh novel coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, ARY News reported on Wednesday, quoting National Institute of Health (NIH).

The National Institute of Health (NIH) stated that during the past 24 hours, a total of 20,949 tests COVID-19 diagnostic tests were conducted, of which 806 samples came back positive.

Following the detection of new cases, the COVID-19 positivity ratio stood 3.85% as compared to yesterday’s 2.84 per cent.

According to the data issued by NIH, 160 COVID-19 patients were being treated in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) across the country at different medical facilities.

Meanwhile, the National Institute of Health has advised strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs), including mask wearing and social distancing during Muharram gatherings.

Gathering and majalis to remember the Shuhada-e-Karbala (martyrs of Karbala) have started as the country observes the first day of the month of Muharram to mark the beginning of the new Islamic year.

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