Karachi: The coronavirus positivity rate in Sindh, the capital of Karachi, has risen to 40.91% as the country faces a fifth deadly wave of the virus caused by a variant of Omicron.
According to the details, Karachi conducted 3,769 coronavirus tests, of which 1,542 in the port city were positive. Two people have died from the disease in the province in the past 24 hours.
On the other hand, Pakistan reported 15 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours as positive cases surged to 1,386,348. The national death toll had jumped to 29,137 on Wednesday.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 5,196 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, 13,119 people have died from the epidemic in Punjab, 7,753 in Sindh, 5,980 in KP, 979 in Islamabad, 752 in Azad Kashmir, 367 in Balochistan and 187 in GB people.
In addition, 531,008 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 467,698 in Punjab, 186,537 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 120,813 in Islamabad, 35,734 in Azad Kashmir and 35,734 in Balochistan. 34,032 cases and 10,526 in Gilgit-Baltistan.