NIH confirms 75 cases of Omicron variant in Pakistan

NIH confirms 75 cases of Omicron variant in Pakistan


Islamabad: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) confirmed 75 cases of Omicron coronavirus variants in Pakistan on Tuesday.

According to data from the National Institutes of Health, Islamabad reported 17 cases, Karachi reported 33 cases, Lahore reported 13 cases, and 12 cases of omicron were found among people from abroad.

The authorities are conducting contact tracing to prevent the spread of omicron.

On Monday, people familiar with the Punjab Health Department said that as many as 12 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been found in Lahore.

The source further stated that seven patients belonged to the town of Jowhar, while the other five were residents of the defense zone. Patient samples were collected on December 23.

On December 13, Karachi reported its first omicron case.

The highly contagious Omicron variant cases have been on the rise in the country, and so far, all four provinces have reported cases of this new strain.

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