Surge in Omicron cases: Karachi's coronavirus positivity ratio reaches 29pc

Surge in Omicron cases: Karachi’s coronavirus positivity ratio reaches 29pc

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Karachi: Omicron cases in Karachi are increasing at an alarming rate as the positivity rate hits 29%, Sindh health officials say.

According to details, the coronavirus has been diagnosed in 2081 patients in 24 hours in Karachi.

Amongst the reported cases, 95 percent patients are affected from Omicron.

Citizens should get fully vaccinated and administer their booster shots as well to stay safe from Omicron variant of coronavirus, health department advised.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 7 more deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed positive cases has surged to 1,315,834. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 28,999 on Friday.

According to the latest data released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 3,567 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.

494,064 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 450,686 in Punjab, 181,996 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 110,243 in Islamabad, 34,726 in Azad Kashmir 33,682 in Balochistan and 10,437 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 24,032,951 coronavirus tests and 48,449 in the last 24 hours. 1,260,407 patients have recovered in the country whereas 675 patients are in critical condition.

The COVID-19 positivity rate was recorded at 7.36%.

So far, 101,124,956 people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, including 327,877 in the past 24 hours. 76,162,035 citizens were fully vaccinated and 475,648 received their second dose within the past 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 166,083,807 total doses administered, of which 786,835 were administered.

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