Coronavirus positivity rate in Karachi reaches 37.3pc


Coronavirus positivity rate in provincial capital of Sindh, Karachi has risen to 37.3 percent as country faces fifth wave of the deadly virus fueled by Omicron variant.

According to details, 3150 new cases of coronavirus have surfaced in Sindh. The positivity ratio in Rawalpindi has been recorded as 17.4 percent while 15 percent was reported in Lahore.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 8 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,374,800. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 29,105 on Monday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 7,195 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 13,108 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 7,741 in Sindh 5,975 in KP, 976 in Islamabad, 751 in Azad Kashmir, 367 in Balochistan, and 187 in GB.

Furthermore 526,899 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 464,431 in Punjab 185,340 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 118,292 in Islamabad, 35,400 in Azad Kashmir 33,941 in Balochistan and 10,497 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 24,590,353 coronavirus tests and 57,401 in the last 24 hours. 1,269,078 patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,113 patients are in critical condition.

The COVID-19 positivity ratio was recorded at 12.53 percent.


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