National COVID 19 positivity ratio shoots past 7% – Daily Notable
In an alarming sign, the national positivity ratio of Pakistan shot past 7% on Tuesday after over 2,500 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
Daily data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed that 35,303 tests were conducted in the country in the last 24 hours out of which 2,511 returned as positive taking the positivity ratio to 7.1%.
While, the positivity ratio in the federal capital has reached 7.7%, the District Health Officer said. The DHO said that 414 cases came out positive.
The new positive cases takes the national total of coronavirus positive cases to 609,964. The NCOC said out that 11,089 have been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 19,233 in Balochistan, 4,961 in Gilgit Baltistan, 48,495 in Islamabad, 76,379 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 188,225 in Punjab, and 261,582 in Sindh.
Sindh has reported 241 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, up from 171 recorded a day earlier, according to an update from Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s office.
The provincial caseload has risen to 261,823.
Sindh also reported seven more fatalities, taking the death toll to 4,468.
The update added that 8,878 Covid-19 tests were conducted while 184 more people recovered.
Total active coronavirus cases in Pakistan stands at 23,355.
On the other hand, the country also lost 58 people to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours with the most deaths occurring in Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The new deaths takes the national tally of coronavirus deaths to 13,595. The breakdown showed that 4,461 patients have died in Sindh, 5,812 in Punjab, 2,169 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 526 in Islamabad, 202 in Balochistan, 103 in Gilgit Baltistan, 322 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.-PUNA