Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio surpasses 11% mark

ISLAMABAD: The third wave of the coronavirus is indicating no signs of decreasing as the coronavirus positivity ratio crossed 11% today.

According to the data of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) 40,369 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 4,525 came back positive, taking the national positivity ratio to 11.21%.

Pakistan reported 41 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours with most deaths occurring in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Pakistan’s COVID-19  death toll stands at 14,256. Punjab  has reported 6,246 COVID-19 deaths; Sindh – 4,491; KP –  2,301;  Islamabad – 561; Balochistan –  206;  AJK – 348 and 103 casualties in Gilgit Baltistan so far.

The National COVID-19 tally stands at 659,116 cases with Sindh reporting the highest COVID-19 patients with 264,889 cases; Punjab –  215,227;  KP – 85,531; Islamabad – 56,450; Balochistan – 19,525; AJK – 12,484 and 5,010 cases in Gilgit Baltistan.

A total of 598,197 people have successfully recovered the virus with 46,663 active cases in the country so far.