Karachi: The coronavirus positivity rate in the provincial capital Sindh has risen to a record 35.30% as the country faces a fifth deadly wave of the virus caused by a variant of the omicron.
According to the details, the port city has reported 2,846 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. So far, 430 people in the city have tested positive for omicron.
Meanwhile, the positive rate was 11.9% in Muzaffarabad, 9.9% in Rawalpin, 8.5% in Lahore, 5.4% in Peshawar and 5.1% in Hyderabad.
On the other hand, Pakistan has passed grime milestone of 29,000 deaths from covid-19.
Pakistan has reported 4 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,320,120. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 29,003 on Saturday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 4,286 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.
So far, 13,087 people have died from the epidemic in Punjab, 7,693 in Sindh, 5,953 in KP, 968 in Islamabad, 749 in Azad Kashmir, 367 in Balochistan and 186 in GB people.