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COVID positivity ratio increases to 15% in Pakistan

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday observed that the Covid-19 positivity ratio is rapidly increasing in major cities, with the rate exceeding 15% in at least three cities across the country.

According to a press release issued by the NCOC, the forum held a morning session and discussed in length the recent surge in the positivity ratio.

“The overall nationwide positivity ratio is 4.5 percent [while] 15 major cities across the country have a higher ratio,” the statement said.

Breakdown of positivity ratio in major cities

  • Hyderabad: 16.59pc
  • Multan: 15.97pc
  • Gilgit: 15.38pc
  • Muzaffarabad: 14.12pc
  • Mirpur: 11.11pc
  • Peshawar: 9.69pc
  • Quetta: 8.03pc
  • Islamabad: 7.48pc
  • Karachi: 7.12pc
  • Lahore: 5.37pc
  • Rawalpindi: 4.63pc

Credits: Dawn News

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