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Third wave of Corona epidemic:2,664 more cases reported

ISLAMABAD: The third wave of corona epidemic has intensified in the country and 32 more deaths have been reported in the last one day while 2,664 new cases have come to light.

According to the data released by the National Command and Operations Center, 40,564 corona tests were conducted in the country during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of coveted 19 tests conducted in the country so far to 9,485,702.

During the last 24 hours, another 2,664 cases of Corona have been reported across the country, bringing the total number of Corona cases to 65,200, followed by Sindh at 261,179 and Punjab at 185,468. 19,206 people in Balochistan, 75,725 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 47,710 in Islamabad, 10,952 in Azad Kashmir and 4,960 in Gilgit-Baltistan have been affected by Corona.
The Corona epidemic has claimed another 32 lives. Thus, the confirmed death toll from the epidemic in the country has risen to 13,508. The Corona epidemic is proving to be the deadliest in Punjab, where the death toll has risen to 5,753, followed by 4,453 in Sindh, 2,153 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 524 in Islamabad and 103 in Gilgit-Baltistan. 202 people have lost their lives in Balochistan and 320 in Azad Kashmir.

Another 1,275 patients in Corona have succumbed to the epidemic, according to official figures. Thus far, 570,571 people in the country have recovered from Corona. There are currently 21,121 active corona patients in the country, of whom 1,805 are said to be in critical condition.

It may be recalled that a meeting of the NCOC was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Asad Omar yesterday in which concern was expressed over the increase in Corona cases.

A statement issued by the NCOC said that the third wave of corona is becoming serious across the country and the rate of corona cases has increased from 5 to 6 percent. More cases are being reported in Islamabad and some areas of Punjab, cases are also being reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir, increasing cases of corona in Punjab are a cause for concern, instructions have been issued to implement SOPs in major cities. In addition, further restrictions on travel to different countries were considered, but the decision will be made after consultation with all stakeholders.

Corona virus and precautions

Taking these precautions against the corona virus can make it easier to win the war against the epidemic. Some time in the morning should be spent in the sun, do not sit with the rooms closed, but open the doors and windows and let the light sun come into the rooms. Instead of running the AC in closed rooms, sit in the fan air.

UV rays in the sun’s rays affect the proteins that emerge on the outer structure of the virus and weaken the virus. High temperatures or heat have no effect on the virus, but high UV rays weaken the virus.

Heat water and place in a thermos and drink half a cup of lukewarm water every hour. The virus first infects the throat and from there reaches the lungs. Using hot water, the virus travels from the throat to the stomach, where the virus becomes inactive.

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