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Karachi’s Covid positivity ratio climbs to 21.71% amid surge in cases

26 Jun, 2022
<p>Pakistan reported 406 coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours as it  has seen a surge in its daily cases.</p>

Pakistan reported 406 coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours as it has seen a surge in its daily cases.

Coronavirus positivity ratio in Karachi hit 21.71% on Sunday, as the country continued to see an increase in its daily cases.

In the past few days, the country has seen a surge in its daily cases, after a decline in March.

As per data released by the National Institute of Health (NIH), Pakistan reported 406 coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours. A day earlier, 435 cases were reported — the highest number since March 22.

According to NIH, 14,437 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours.

The positivity ratio was recorded as 2.81% while two more deaths were also reported. 94 patients were in critical care, up from 87 a day prior.

A city-wise breakdown of the positivity rate showed that Karachi’s was the highest at 21.71%, followed by Mardan with 8.77% and Hyderabad with 8.51%.

Islamabad’s was recorded as 3.45% while Peshawar’s was 3%.