Karachi’s coronavirus positivity rate highest in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 11:51 AM, 21 Dec, 2020
Karachi’s coronavirus positivity rate highest in Pakistan
A family wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus sit in a three wheeler vehicle along a street, in Karachi. AFP

The biggest city of the country Karachi has become the city with the highest positivity rate of coronavirus cases at 13.1 percent in the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was briefed on Monday.

Pakistan’s overall Test Positivity Ratio (TPR) was recorded at 6.3pc, the NCOC session was informed.

The positivity ratio of coronavirus tests in Sindh was recorded at 7.91 percent, in Azad Kashmir 8.25 percent, Balochistan 4.78 percent, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 6.41 percent and Punjab 3.4 percent.

The test positivity rate in the federal capital Islamabad was recorded at 3.58 percent, while the minimum positivity rate was recorded at 1.2 percent in Gilgit Baltistan region.

In Peshawar 6.36 percent positive cases recorded, while the positivity ratio in Rawalpindi was 5.74 percent, Lahore 9.49 percent and Gujranwala6.78 percent. In Hyderabad 6.78 percent, Swat 5.51 percent, Abbottabad 4.69 percent and Quetta 3.15 percent.

Meanwhile, the statistics of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has shown that the coronavirus pandemic claims 62 more lives, whereas, 1,792 new infections were reported during the last 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, 62 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 9,392. 1,680 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,403 patients are in critical condition including 38 new patients.