Coronavirus situation deteriorates in Pakistan

Coronavirus situation deteriorates in Pakistan

The third wave of the coronavirus continues to cause havoc in Pakistan as its positivity rate reached 11% on Monday.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 40,369 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours from which 4,525 were positive, increasing the positivity ratio up to 11.21%. The new cases raised the countrywide count of positive COVID-19 cases to 659,116. 

From the total of 659,116 in the country, 264,889 have been reported in Sindh, 215,227 in Punjab, 85,531 in KPK, 56,450 in the federal capital, 19,525 in Balochistan, 12,484 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 5,010 in Gilgit Baltistan. 

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan is 46,663 whereas 598,197 have recovered from the virus. The country also reported 41 deaths due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours with the most casualties occurring in KPK province.

The new deaths raised the nation-wide death toll to 14,256 from which 6,246 have died in Punjab, 4,491 in Sindh, 2,301 in KP, 561 in Islamabad, 206 in Balochistan, 348 in AJK, and 103 in GB.

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19 districts of the country are also identified by the NCOC on Monday that has a high positivity ratio. The identified districts were Swat (23%), Peshawar (22%), Nowshehra (19%), Lahore (17%), Rawalpindi (15%), Faisalabad (15%), Sargodha (12%), Sialkot (12%), Malakand (12%), Swabi (12%), Multan (12%), Mandi Bahauddin (11%), Gujranwala (10%), Okara (9%), Rahim Yar Khan (9%), Toba Tek Singh (9%), Bahawalpur (8%), Dir Lower (8%), Gujrat (7%).