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Islamabad: Pakistan's fresh COVID-19 cases crossed 500 mark on Wednesday as the country is continuously witnessing an uptick in dailly count for the past several days, media reports said on Wednesday.
This is the first time the daily count crossed the 500 mark in past three months.
The country reported 541 new COVID-19 infections overnight, pushing Pakistan's positivity ratio above 3% again. The new infections were detected after countrywide diagnostic testing on 15,462 samples, as per the data issued by the National Institute of Health, reports Geo News.
Following the recent rise in cases, the country's COVID-19 positivity rate swelled to 3.5 percent in a single day.
Meanwhile, the number of patients being treated in critical care units (CCUs) also surged to 100, while one person infected with COVID-19 died in the last 24 hours.
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