Pakistan reports 82 COVID-19 cases, one death in 24 hours

Coronavirus positivity rate in Karachi reaches 46.58pc


Karachi: The coronavirus positivity rate in Sindh, the capital of Karachi, has risen to a record 46.58% as the country faces a fifth deadly wave of the virus caused by a variant of Omicron.

Karachi recorded 3,739 new coronavirus cases, according to the details. Islamabad has a positivity rate of 18.91%, while Hyderabad has a positivity rate of 6%.

Pakistan, on the other hand, reported 23 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as the number of positive cases surged to 1,353,479. The national death toll has jumped to 29,065.

According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 7,678 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.

516,874 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 458,879 in Punjab, 183,403 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 115,047 in Islamabad, 34,997 in Azad Kashmir, 33,812 in Balochistan and 10,467 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 24,415,716 coronavirus tests and 59,343 in the last 24 hours. 1,265,665 patients have recovered in the country whereas 961 patients are in critical condition.

The COVID-19 positivity ratio was recorded at 12.93 percent.

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, while 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.

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