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COVID-19 rate of positive cases surge to 8.16% in Pakistan

COVID-19 rate of positive cases surge to 8.16% in Pakistan
December 3, 2020

According to the NCOC, Sindh has highest the COVID-19 positivity rate of 14.1 per cent with Karachi at 20.12 per cent and Hyderabad at 18.43 per cent.

The positivity rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is at 5.6% with Abbottabad city standing at 14.53%.

The positivity rate of coronavirus cases in Islamabad is recorded at 6.6 per cent, Punjab at 4.2 per cent, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) region at 11.9 per cent and Balochistan at 12.5 per cent.

On the other hand, the second wave of Corona has intensified as killed 39 more people in a single day across Pakistan.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan has recorded 3,499 new cases and 39 deaths due to the COVID-19, taking the death toll to 8,205.

As many as 1,586 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,469 patients are in critical condition. The total count of active cases increased up to 51,654. With fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 406,810.

A total of 42,904 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 346,951 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 5,627,539 samples have been tested thus far.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Punjab has overtaken Sindh in most number of casualties.

Till now 177,625 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 121,083 in Punjab, 47,919 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17,268 in Balochistan, 31,165 in Islamabad, 7,067 in Azad Kashmir and 4,683 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 3,091 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 2,968 in Sindh, 1,378 in KP, 169 in Balochistan, 329 in Islamabad, 173 in Azad Kashmir and 97 in GB.