Karachi: 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 coronavirus cases have emerged in Sindh, with 1,994 reported in the port city. Five people have died from the disease in the province in the past 24 hours.
On the other hand, Pakistan reported 17 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours as positive cases surged to 1,381,152. The national death toll jumped to 29,122 on Tuesday.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 6,357 people have 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, 13,117 people have died from 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 people.
In addition, 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, and 35,474 in Balochistan. 33,975 cases and 10,510 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has conducted 24,639,942 coronavirus tests so far, 49,595 in the past 24 hours. 1,269,634 patients have recovered in the country, while 1,200 are in critical condition.