NCOC: Covid-19 positivity ratio swells to 35.8pc in Peshawar

NCOC: Covid-19 positivity ratio swells to 35.8pc in Peshawar

The fifth wave of Covid-19 is slowing down in Karachi but in Peshawar the positivity ratio has climbed to 35.89%.

PESHAWAR: The National Command and Operation Center (NCO) said that Covid-19 positivity ratio is slowing down in Karachi but in Peshawar, it has climbed to 35.89%.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department said that overall daily positivity has increased to 13% in the province. The report said that positivity rate was the highest, 35%, in Peshawar, followed by Kohat at 14% and Mardan at 12%.  The report said, the number of beds utilised in High Dependency Units has also increased by 21 percent since 24 January. Similarly, the provincial health department also detected 15 more Omicron cases of which 13 were reported from Peshawar, 01 from Karak. The province also confirmed six more covid deaths in the province.

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In the last 24 hours in different cities of Pakistan, the rate of positive corona cases remained the same. In Karachi the positivity rate has reduced from over 40% to 26% while in Lahore it was 15.25%. In Gilgit-Baltistan, the coronavirus positive case rate was recorded at 21.43% while in Peshawar, the positive corona case was recorded at 35.89%.

The National Command and Operation Centers (NCOC) has detected 25 more Covid deaths and 7500 new cases in the preceding 24 hours after 63272 Covid tests were conducted in Pakistan. According to the NCOC, the Covid-19 death toll in Pakistan has risen to 29,162 across the country, while the number of people affected has risen to 1,393,887.

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In Mirpur, the Covid-19 positivity ratio was 8.02%, Hyderabad 22.41%, Islamabad 16.76%, Rawalpindi 12.29% in Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur 5.61% and Gujranwala 3.26%. The overall rate of Covid cases in Pakistan was around 12%.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister advisor on Information Mohammad Ali Saif said that the rising number of Covid-19 cases is a “challenge” for government. Addressing a news conference, he said that the government is taking all possible efforts to contain the fifty wave of coronavirus virus. Saif said that KP government is conducting up to 5000 daily.

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