Corona surge in Karachi alarming as positivity ratio touches 41.6%

Two succumb to virus in Lahore where infectivity rate touches 14.3%

By: News Desk
Published: 10:32 AM, 20 Jan, 2022
Pakistan coronavirus
Caption: A health worker inoculates a man with a "booster" dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre in Karachi.–AFP
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The caseload of coronavirus is surging every single day in Karachi as the infectivity ratio in the city has reached 41.6%. Lahore is also facing a dire situation as two people died of the virus during the past 24 hours, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Covid graph is constantly going up in Karachi as 3,149 new cases have been recorded during the past 24 hours. 

In Lahore, the situation is also alarming as 1,124 new coronavirus cases have emerged during the last 24 hours and two people succumbed to the virus. The positivity ratio touched 14.3%. 

In Peshawar, 44 new cases of Omicron variant were diagnosed. According to the breakdown, 20 cases were reported in Peshawar, 16 in Mardan, 3 in Nowshera, 2 in Bannu, one each in Karak, Swat and Mehmand. 

According to the latest statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday morning, Pakistan recorded 6,808 fresh coronavirus cases powering the infectivity rate to shoot up to 11.55 percent whereas the number of deaths stood at five during the last 24 hours (Wednesday).

As per the NCOC data, after the addition of five new deaths, the overall toll has now surged to 29,042 whereas the number of total infections now stood at 1,345,801 after adding the fresh 6,808 cases.

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During the last 24 hours (Wednesday), 58,943 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 11.55 percent. The number of patients in critical care was 918.

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Reporters Azmat Awan and Azmat Ali Shah