Coronavirus in Pakistan: Positivity ratio shoots as much as 8.16%

Coronavirus in Pakistan: Positivity ratio shoots as much as 8.16%


Country additionally experiences highest variety of instances — 4,286 — since August 25, 2021

By Web Desk

January 15, 2022

A man receives a dose of vaccine against the coronavirus, during a drive-through vaccination in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 3, 2021. — AFP/File
A person receives a dose of vaccine in opposition to the coronavirus, throughout a drive-through vaccination in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 3, 2021. — AFP/File

Pakistan’s positivity ratio shot as much as 8.16%, the best since August 11, when 52,522 checks have been carried out throughout the nation,  as in comparison with 7.36% from the day prior to this, the National Command and Operation’s Centre (NCOC) knowledge confirmed Saturday morning.

The nation additionally reported the best variety of instances — 4,286 — since August 25, 2021, within the final 24 hours, the NCOC mentioned.

The general instances have exceeded 1.32 million after the detection of recent infections, whereas the loss of life toll now stands at 29,003 as 4 deaths have been reported from the coronavirus within the final 24 hours.

City-wise positivity breakdown:

Karachi: 35.30%

Muzaffarabad: 11.90%

Rawalpindi: 9.94%

Lahore 8.5%

Islamabad: 6.95%

‘Karachi anticipated to report 50% positivity ratio’

Meanwhile, federal well being officers instructed Geo News that they anticipated the state of affairs in Karachi to vary within the coming week because the positivity ratio may hit 50%, resulting in a rise in hospitalisations.

The officers additionally mentioned that instances have been anticipated to shoot as much as 6,000.

Sindh calls assembly amid growing instances

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has referred to as a gathering of the provincial authorities at present to debate the COVID-19 state of affairs in Karachi.

According to Geo News sources, members of the COVID-19 process drive, the Sindh Health Department, and well being specialists will attend the assembly to speak in regards to the ongoing state of affairs within the metropolis.

Separately, talking to journalists in Karachi on Friday, CM Shah had additionally mentioned the choice to impose a lockdown and shut instructional establishments can be taken in keeping with the NCOC’s suggestions.

CM Shah had mentioned that the coronavirus instances have been spreading at a speedy tempo, however the state of affairs was below management as hospitalisations and sufferers in intensive care items (ICU) within the port metropolis have been much less.

Booster dose

The NCOC had additionally introduced all residents above 18 years can get the coronavirus vaccine’s booster jab, because the Omicron variant pushes infections throughout the nation.

The free booster dose can be administered to individuals after a six-month hole from when their vaccination was accomplished.


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