ISLAMABAD: With the trend of coronavirus cases declining over the past five days, health experts have expressed hope that this could be the beginning of a decline in the graph.
He expects the number of cases to drop further but the death toll to rise as a large number of patients are still on ventilators and up to 90% of them may not survive.
The country reported 3,622 corona cases and 78 deaths yesterday, bringing the total number of cases at the national level to 191,022 and the number of deaths to 3,808.
According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 4,000 to 5,000 cases have been reported daily over the past few days, but the number is declining with each passing day. The number of days of testing which was more than 32 thousand has come down to close to 25 thousand.
An official at the National Institutes of Health, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was true that the number of tests had dropped over the past few days, but also that the number of suspected patients had dropped across the country. Is.
“It could be the result of a smart lockdown or it could be that we are moving towards herd immunity, which is why the number of cases is now declining,” he added.
Heard immunity is a term used to describe the fact that if a large number of people are affected, the rate of infection decreases.
The official claimed that there was no policy to reduce the number of coronavirus tests, “but the tests have been reduced because we are finding fewer suspects in hospitals.”
“I will prove it with another example. A week ago, positive cases came in at around 20%, which means that 20 out of 100 tests are positive, but on Tuesday (June 23),” he said. It found 16.7 percent positive cases, indicating that more suspects were being investigated than in the previous week.
He said the death toll had also dropped but could rise in the coming days as about 550 patients are on ventilators and about 90 per cent of them are finding it difficult to survive, a trend that has changed. And the graph has started to decline, so we will hold a meeting on Saturday (June 27) to discuss the expected number of cases in the coming days.
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When Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, was contacted, he said that the figures themselves were telling but it was too early to talk about it.
“As far as trends are concerned, we hope the path is in the right direction but we should wait instead of making a decision,” he said.