Surge in Omicron cases: Karachi's coronavirus positivity ratio reaches 20pc

Pakistan reports 556 COVID-19 cases, highest in over 6 weeks

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Lahore: As the number of positive cases soared to 1,295,933, Pakistan has reported 6 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The death toll across the country jumped to 28,933 on Saturday.

According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 556 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Details of each province

In terms of death toll, Punjab province remains the most affected province, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 13,070 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 7,670 in Sindh 5,930 in KP, 967 in Islamabad, 746 in Azad Kashmir, 364 in Balochistan, and 186 in GB.

Furthermore 482,029 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 445,107 in Punjab 181,402 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 108,666 in Islamabad, 34,662 in Azad Kashmir 33,638 in Balochistan and 10,429 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

To date, Pakistan has performed 23,423,546 coronavirus tests and 51,141 tests have been performed in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 1,256,816 patients and 629 patients are in critical condition.

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