Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate crosses 4% for second time in three days – Press Release


Pakistans coronavirus positivity rate crosses 4% for second time in three days
  • Another 24 people lost their lives from coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Pakistan.
  • NCOC stats show 47,472 COVID-19 tests conducted in last 24 hours, with 1,980 new cases being detected.
  • Coronavirus positivity rate stands at 4.17%.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate crossed 4% for the second time in the last three days Wednesday morning as the country continues to report a spike in its daily case count.

On Sunday, Pakistan had recorded its highest coronavirus positivity ratio at 4.09% since May 30, which was at 4.05%, according to the National Command and Operations Centre’s (NCOC) data. Currently, the infection rate stands at 4.17%.

NCOC’s data from Wednesday shows that 47,472 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours and 1,980 of them came back positive for coronavirus. 

With 24 new fatalities from the virus, the national death tally pushed to 22,642.

The country’s active number of cases crossed the 40,000 mark after a little over a month. The active cases now stand at 40,862.

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According to the official portal, the number of recoveries from coronavirus in the country has reached 915,343 and the total number of cases has reached 978,847.

According to a province-wise breakdown, the total cases reported in Sindh so far are 349,586, in Punjab 348,725, in Khyber Paktunkhwa 139,710, in Islamabad Capital Territory 83,956, in Balochistan 28,434, in Gilgit-Baltistan 7,044 and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir 21,392.