Karachi posts highest coronavirus positivity rate

By: News Desk      Published: 02:39 PM, 30 Dec, 2020
Karachi posts highest coronavirus positivity rate
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As the national positivity ratio of coronavirus cases stood at 5.92 percent on Wednesday with Karachi at the top with 13.84 percent positivity rate which was lowest in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region 0.62 percent.

The overall positivity rate of novel coronavirus cases stands at 5.92, whereas, the number of critical patients is 2,219 in the country.

The positivity rate was recorded 2.14pc in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 4.95pc in Balochistan, 0.62pc in GB, 4.44pc in Punjab, 3.98pc in Islamabad, 5.87pc in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8.4pc in Sindh, 4.9pc in Rawalpindi, 6.12pc in Lahore, 4.21pc in Faisalabad, 4.85pc in Multan, 8.79pc in Hyderabad, 7.21pc in Peshawar, 7.89pc in Swat, 9.94pc in Quetta and 1.79pc in Muzaffarabad.

The statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre has shown that the coronavirus pandemic claimed 55 more lives, whereas, 2,155 new infections were reported during the last 24 hours throughout Pakistan.

In the past 24 hours, 55 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 10,047. 4,619 patients have recovered from the virus in a day and 2,219 patients are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the government is in close liaison with leading Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for its early availability in Pakistan. 

The NCOC in collaboration with MoH, NADRA and NITB has developed National Immunization Management System (NIMS) to ensure efficient supply chain management and administration of COVID vaccine. 

The system will enable automated phase-wise registration of citizens for COVID vaccine through SMS/internet, based on CNIC numbers. 

The immunization mechanism will be intimated to citizens shortly. NIMS will be made available by mid-January.