Coronavirus positivity rate in Karachi reaches 40.68pc

Coronavirus positivity rate in Karachi reaches 40.68pc


2,319 new cases of coronavirus have surfaced in Sindh.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Coronavirus positivity rate in provincial capital of Sindh, Karachi has risen to 40.68 percent as country faces fifth wave of the deadly virus fueled by Omicron variant.

According to details, 2,319 new cases of coronavirus have surfaced in Sindh out of which 1994 were reported in the port city. In the last 24 hours, five people died of the disease in the province.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 17 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,381,152. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 29,122 on Tuesday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 6,357 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 13,117 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 7,746 in Sindh 5,977 in KP, 976 in Islamabad, 752 in Azad Kashmir, 367 in Balochistan, and 187 in GB.

Furthermore 529,218 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 466,164 in Punjab 185,683 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 120,128 in Islamabad, 35,474 in Azad Kashmir 33,975 in Balochistan and 10,510 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 24,639,942 coronavirus tests and 49,595 in the last 24 hours. 1,269,634 patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,200 patients are in critical condition.