Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Pakistan’s Corona positivity rate reaches 7.1%: NCOC

Pakistan’s Corona positivity rate reaches 7.1%: NCOC

A meeting of the NCOC was held under the chair of Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar to review the situation of coronavirus cases and implementation on the SOPs across the country.

The forum was informed that the highest test positivity rate was recorded at 24.85 per cent in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), followed by Hyderabad at 22.18%, and Karachi at 18.96 %.

The positive case rate in Azad Kashmir is 16.58%, Sindh 15.31%, Balochistan 9.12%, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 5.31%, Punjab 3.45%, Gilgit-Baltistan 5.56% and Islamabad 5.30%.

According to the National Command and Operations Center, the number of critically ill Corona patients is growing rapidly across the country. Currently, the condition of 2,186 patients is critical. The condition of 681 patients in Sindh, 620 in Punjab, 488 in KP and 315 in Islamabad is critical. In addition, 50 patients in AJK, 16 in Balochistan and 16 in GB are in critical condition.

As many as 2,829 new coronavirus cases and forty-three deaths were reported during the last 24 hours on Sunday.

According to the latest statistics, the contagion claimed lives of 43 more people during the last 24 hours.

The figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 339,810. There are now 47,390 active cases in the country.