Corona positivity ratio climbs to 8.58pc in Pakistan

By: News Desk
Published: 02:40 PM, 8 Dec, 2020
Corona positivity ratio climbs to 8.58pc in Pakistan
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As the Covid-19 situation continued to worsen in Pakistan, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday disclosed that the coronavirus positivity rate has climbed to 8.58 percent in Pakistan with the highest positivity ratio being observed in Karachi at 21.80%.

As per NCOC data, the positivity rate in Azad Kashmir is at 9.77% with Mirpur standing at 18.31pc and Muzaffarabad at 16pc.

The positivity ratio in Balochistan stands at 8.68 percent, Gilgit-Baltistan 2.78 percent, Islamabad 4.88 percent and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 9.67 percent.

Punjab’s coronavirus positivity reaches 4% with Lahore at 5.98%, Rawalpindi 8.51%, Faisalabad 3.73% and Multan 2.38.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 89 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 423,179. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 8,487.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,885 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.