Karachi: The coronavirus positivity rate in Sindh province, the capital of Karachi, has risen to a record 45.14% as the country faces a fifth deadly wave of the virus caused by a variant of Omicron.
Karachi recorded 3,467 new coronavirus cases, according to the details. The positivity rate in Hyderabad was 16%, while the positivity rate in Lahore was 12.8%.
Pakistan, on the other hand, reported 12 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as the number of positive cases surged to 1,360,019. The national death toll has jumped to 29,077.
According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 6,540 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.
Till now 13,100 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 7,730 in Sindh 5,969 in KP, 975 in Islamabad, 749 in Azad Kashmir, 367 in Balochistan, and 187 in GB.
Furthermore 520,415 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 460,335 in Punjab 183,865 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 115,939 in Islamabad, 35,130 in Azad Kashmir 33,855 in Balochistan and 10,480 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has so far conducted 24,474,618 coronavirus tests and 58,902 in the last 24 hours. 1,267,598 patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,055 patients are in critical condition.
The overall COVID-19 positivity rate was recorded at 11.10%.
So far, 102,975,552 people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, including 286,593 in the past 24 hours. 78,860,543 citizens were fully vaccinated and 470,601 received their second dose within the past 24 hours.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 170,711,868 total doses administered, of which 786,027 were administered.