Five cities make up 70pc of Covid-19 spread: NCOC

Virus kills 43 in 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: Five major cities of the country, including Rawalpindi ,Islamabad, Karachi, Hyderabad and Peshawar, are contributing 70 percent of the coronavirus spread, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was told on Sunday.

A meeting of the NCOC was held with Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar in the chair to review the situation of coronavirus cases and implementation on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) across the country.

The NCOC was briefed on Sunday that around 46 deaths on an average were recorded for this week and average 237 hospital admissions were noted. It was also apprised that all required medical equipment is available as per need and proper supply is being managed.

The forum directed for stringent enforcement measures to control the spread of disease. The NCOC has said that Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio has reached 7.1 percent.

Highest positivity ratio observed in Mirpur 24.85 percent followed by Hyderabad 22.181 and Karachi 18.96 %

Pakistan has recorded 2,829 cases and 43 deaths due to the Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, said the NCOC on Sunday.

According to the NCOC, 43 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 7,985. Likewise, the national tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 395,185 with the inclusion of fresh cases. - TLTP