Karachi as the Coronavirus ratio surges past 20%

 Karachi as the Coronavirus ratio surges past 20%

Karachi as the Coronavirus ratio surges past 20%

KARACHI: The metropolis recorded  a coronavirus positivity ratio of over 20% in the last 24 hours while the national caseload witnessed a minor surge during the past few days, government data showed Thursday.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 268 new cases reported in the country when 12,513 tests conducted, taking the positivity ratio to 2.14% ; the highest since March 05 when a 2% ratio recorded.

Meanwhile, 75 patients were in critical care across Pakistan. While one person succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

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Karachi, the country’s financial hub, is witnessing a sharp rise in new infections and detected 138 coronavirus cases. When 650 samples tested, taking the city’s positivity rate to 21.23%.

The second most affected city is Abbottabad, where the positivity rate is 8.7%.

In a meeting at the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday. The health authorities discussed the prevailing situation in detail.


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While chairing the meeting, Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel advised all provinces and regions to administer booster doses on a priority basis to further improve protection against COVID-19 transmission.

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