COVID-19 Positivity ratio increases in the Metropolitan City

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The national positivity ratio exceeds 2% — the highest since March 05, 2022

According to data shown by the National Institute of Health, Islamabad (NIH), the positivity ratio of COVID-19 has risen up to 21% in the metropolitan city of Karachi. Not only is the city affected by the rising numbers, but also the entire country.

When testing 650 samples, it was revealed that 138 new infections were detected in the city of Karachi. Hence the rate of positivity increased up to 21.23%.

Following Karachi, Abbottabad was another city with the second-highest positivity ratio of 8.7%.

The latest updates indicate that within the last 24 hours, 268 new COVID-19 cases have been reported throughout Pakistan. Hence, the positivity ratio has plunged up to 2.14%. While carrying out diagnostic testing of 12,513 samples, fresh infections were detected.

On the other hand, 75 people suffering from COVID-19 are taken to critical care units. However, in the last 24 hours, one individual succumbed to the virus.

Dr. Zafar Mirza, former special assistant to the prime minister on health said that while the situation is not alarming throughout the country. Yet the cases in Karachi are “too high”. But he said that people should not panic, as the situation is not as bad. He further added that special surveillance needs to be activated throughout the metropolis.

Dr. Zafar Mirza, however, urged that more testing, SOP implementation, and efficient collection of data need to be carried out effectively.

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