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Pakistan: COVID-19 positivity rate sees nine-fold spike in one month

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 13 Jan 2022

Pakistan: COVID-19 positivity rate sees nine-fold spike in one month

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Islamabad: Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate has increased by nine-fold in just one month as over 3,000 cases were reported on Thursday, media reports said.

The positivity ratio, which was 0.69 per cent on December 13, 2021, rose to 6.12pc during the last 24 hours. Karachi reported 20.45pc positivity, Lahore 10.7pc, Rawalpindi 7.35pc, Islamabad 6.3pc, Gilgit 5.88pc and Gujrat 5.81pc, reports Dawn News.

According to data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 3,019 cases and five deaths were reported, with 651 patients on critical care, across the country over the past 24 hours, te Pakistani newspaper reported.

Meanwhile, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.

"I have unfortunately tested positive for coronavirus. My symptoms are mild so far and I feel fine. Hopefully with some rest will recover soon. Please continue to take all precautions specially wearing a mask at all times," he tweeted.