The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC), on March 2, confirmed the presence of a new UK COVID-19 variant in Pakistan and warned about the incoming third wave. Since then, the country has seen a rapid spike in COVID-19 infections. There is a 100% increase in the number of cases.
Many areas in the country have gone under smart lockdown. The government has reimposed restrictions on businesses and gatherings. Let’s take a look at the trends of cases in the past four weeks with graphs made by The Correspondent team.
March 8 – March 14
In the last week, the daily cases have risen exponentially. On Monday, 1,353 cases were reported while towards the end of the week cases soared over 2000. On March 11, Pakistan recorded its highest single-day tally in two months with 2,710 cases.
March 1 – March 7
In the first week of March, the cases hovered mostly between 1,300 and 1,600 but on two days it went above 1,700. March 7, saw the highest number of cases with 1,780 infections.
February 22 – February 28
In the last week of February, the cases went up when compared to previous week. The highest infection tally was recorded on February 26.
On February 15, Pakistan recorded its lowest single day tally in months with only 958 cases. The cases remained between 1,000 and 1,350.