COVID-19 infection positivity rate ticks up in past two weeks says Asad Umar

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Oct, 2020. 11:56 am
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Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, has said that the positivity rate of novel coronavirus infections in Pakistan has been more than 2 percent for the past two weeks.

Taking to his official twitter handle, the minister said, after witnessing the positivity rate of less than 2 percent in the COVID-19 cases for the past six weeks, the country has seen a significant rise within 14 days.

He continued that “the mini Smart Lockdown has been re-imposed in Karachi, the federal capital Islamabad, Azad Kashmir, and other cities. The administration has been directed to ensure security measures across the country.”

However, he said, “Success is still impossible without the support of the people.”

Coronavirus Situation in Pakistan

It should be noted that Pakistan on Sunday reported 12 more COVID-19-related deaths during the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll from the dread virus to 6,570.

As per the latest data by the National Command Operations Center (NCOC), 28,893 samples were tested during this period, out of which 666 detected positive.

The overall number of Covid-19 cases across the country has reached 318,932 with the addition of 666 new cases. There are 8,904 active Covid-19 cases as 303,458 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 483 patients are in critical condition.

More than 3.8 million tests have been conducted in the country so far.

Sindh province remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 140,131 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh,

100,687 in Punjab,

38,329 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,

17,296 in Islamabad,

15,520 in Balochistan,

3,045 in Azad Kashmir, and 3,924 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore, 2,549 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh,

2,257 in Punjab,

1,263 in KP,

146 in Balochistan,

188 in Islamabad,

89 in Gilgit Baltistan, and 78 in Azad Kashmir.

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