The COVID-19 positivity ratio in Pakistan is nearing 3% amid a gradual surge in infections throughout the nation, as 382 new instances had been reported over the past 24 hours, Nationwide Institute of Well being, Islamabad (NIH) information confirmed Monday morning.
As per the most recent stats, the brand new infections — detected after diagnostic testing on 13,412 samples — took Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity charge to 2.85% and complete case depend to over 1.53 million.
In the meantime, 87 sufferers affected by the illness are being handled in intensive-care items (ICUs), whereas two others succumbed to the virus, taking the nation’s COVID-19 dying toll to 30,390.
With the contemporary instances and deaths, Pakistan’s variety of energetic instances stands at 4,632.
Consultants say Pakistan might probably witness one other COVID-19 outbreak because the nation continues to see an uptick in new instances, pushing the positivity charge additional up.
The scenario in Karachi is rising worse because the COVID-19 positivity ratio within the metropolis climbed to 22.65%. Such a excessive ratio in a single metropolis is an alarming scenario.
As per NIH, 234 out of 1,033 assessments got here again optimistic in a single day.
In the meantime, the general positivity charge in Sindh is 6.17%, making it probably the most affected province, with 260 new infections reported over the past 24 hours.