KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Pakistan reported on Friday over 7,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day, its highest daily number of infections since the pandemic began, as the south Asian nation imposes new restrictions to curb the fast-spreading Omicron variant.
Karachi, the country’s largest city, recorded its highest ever positivity ratio of 46.58% in the last 24 hours.
He said the number of hospitalisations are rising, citing the on-going wedding season for the rapid spread of the virus.
About 70 million people in Pakistan, or 32% of the population, have had two vaccine doses.
The infection numbers are lower compared to other countries, such as neighbouring India - but Pakistan tests 50 to 60 thousand people a day with a population of 220 million compared to India where around 1.9 million tests are being done per day.
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