Nationwide positivity rate rises to 3%: 582 more Covid-19 cases detected – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Authorities reported 582 new cases of Covid-19 as well as two coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, data released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) showed.

According to NIH data released on Monday, the deaths of two more people brought the nationwide death toll to 30,469, which represents about 2% of the total number of reported cases. Of the two deaths, one was reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the other in Sindh.

The nationwide positivity rate was recorded at 3%, with 582 new coronavirus cases detected after carrying out 19,389 tests. The tally of total infections thus reached 1,550,880.

There are 178 patients in critical condition being treated at various hospitals across the country.

The highest positivity rate in the past 24 hours was 19.5%, recorded in Muzaffarabad. Positive case rate in Peshawar was 11.49%, Abbottabad 9.30%, Mardan 8.59%, Lahore 7.82%, Swabi 5.13%, Hyderabad 4.41%, Islamabad 3.58%, Sargodha 2.50%, Karachi 1.82% and Gilgit 1.55%.

With 589,896 coronavirus cases, Sindh has the highest disease burden among the federated units, followed by Punjab with 511,799 such cases, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) with 137,145 cases, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) with 43,526 cases, Balochistan with 35,740 cases, and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) with 11,828 cases.

In terms of fatalities, Punjab with 13,586 fatalities leads, followed by Sindh with 8,165 such cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 6,329, ICT with 1,027, AJK with 793, Balochistan with 378 and Britain with 191 deaths.

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Sallie R. Loera