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Karachi’s positivity ratio exceeds 21%

Men wearing masks walk in a crowded place. — Reuters
Men wearing masks walk in a crowded place. — Reuters
  • Karachi reports 138 new COVID-19 infections.
  • Pakistan sees 268 new cases of COVID-19.
  • Countrywide positivity rate swells to 2.14%.

The COVID-19 positivity ratio has exceeded 21% in Karachi as the spread of the infection sees a swift rise across the city and the rest of the country, data by the National Institute of Health, Islamabad (NIH) showed Thursday morning.

A total of 138 new infections were detected in the metropolis when 650 samples were tested, taking the city’s positivity rate to 21.23%.

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

Meanwhile, the countrywide COVID-19 positivity rate crossed the 2% mark for the first time in three months amid a steady rise in fresh cases of coronavirus all over the country. 

The last time Pakistan’s positivity ratio was 2% was on March 5, 2022.

As per the latest stats, as many as 268 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from the country during the last 24 hours, taking the positivity rate to 2.14%. The fresh infections were detected during the diagnostic testing on 12,513 samples.

Meanwhile, 75 people infected with COVID-19 are in critical care units while one person succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

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