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Covid positivity ratio in Karachi exceeds 21%

The national Covid positivity ratio, according to NIH, remains at 2.14% in last 24 hours before June 23, 2022.

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The COVID-19 positivity ratio has exceeded 21% in Karachi as the spread of the infection sees a swift rise across the city and the rest of the country, data by the National Institute of Health, Islamabad (NIH) showed Thursday morning.

A total of 138 new infections were detected in the metropolis when 650 samples were tested, taking the city’s positivity rate to 21.23%.

The national Covid positivity ratio, according to NIH data issued on June 23, remains at 2.14% in last 24 hours.

The second most affected city is Abbottabad, where the positivity rate is 8.7%.

The last time Pakistan’s positivity ratio was 2% was on March 5, 2022.

About 268 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from the country during the last 24 hours, taking the positivity rate to 2.14%. The fresh infections were detected during the diagnostic testing of 12,513 samples.

Meanwhile, 75 people infected with COVID-19 are in critical care units while one person succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

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