Karachi’s Covid positivity jumps to 21.2%

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Greater than 50% of Pakistan’s constructive instances are from Karachi, 138 individuals check constructive


KARACHI:

The Covid-19 positivity price within the nation’s largest metropolis of Karachi has risen above 21%, stated well being authorities on Thursday after 138 extra individuals from the metropolis examined constructive for the virus.

With a positivity price of 21.23%, the port metropolis has the very best variety of instances of any city or metropolis within the nation with extra half the reported nationwide instances rising from Karachi, disclosed the Sindh Well being Division.

The well being division’s knowledge confirmed {that a} complete of 650 sufferers have been examined for the virus within the provincial capital and 138 examined constructive within the final 24 hours.

In line with the federal government’s official Covid web site, 268 individuals examined constructive throughout the nation over the previous 24-hour interval after 12,513 assessments have been carried out. One fatality was additionally recorded.

Knowledge additional confirmed that Abbottabad had the second-highest positivity ratio at 8.7% as two individuals examined constructive prior to now 24 hours.

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Peshawar stood third, with a 3.36% positivity price, with 19 residents testing constructive on Wednesday.

Well being professionals stated that the variety of constructive instances may go up if precautionary measures comparable to social distancing and sporting masks in public have been sidestepped.

They additional suggested the populace to get their booster doses of the Covid vaccine.

As of Thursday, 136,422,713 jabs of the primary dose of vaccines had been administered nationwide, whereas 125,250,104 residents have been absolutely vaccinated. Compared, solely 17,828,826 booster doses had been administered.

 

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