Highest positivity rate of the pandemic was recorded in Swat at 23 percent.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Monday reported that the COVID-19 positivity ratio across the country has reached 11.20 percent.

According to details, highest positivity rate of the pandemic was recorded in Swat at 23 percent followed by Peshawar at 22 percent, Nowshera at 19 percent, Lahore at 17 percent and Islamabad at 16 percent.

15 percent tests returned positive in Faisalabad and Rawalpindi while positivity rate touched 12 percent in Malakand, Multan, Sargodha and Sialkot.

Earlier, Pakistan has reported 41 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 659,116. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 14,256 on Monday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 4,525 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 6,229 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,491 in Sindh, 2,283 in KP, 559 in Islamabad, 344 in Azad Kashmir, 206 in Balochistan, and 103 in GB.

Furthermore 264,889 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 215,227 in Punjab 85,531 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 56,450 in Islamabad, 19,525 in Balochistan, 12,484 in Azad Kashmir and 5,010 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 10,107,095 coronavirus tests and 40,369 in the last 24 hours. 598,197 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 3,055 patients are in critical condition.