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Karachi reports 41pc coronavirus positivity ratio

Coronavirus positivity rate in provincial capital of Sindh, Karachi has risen to record level of 41 percent as country faces fifth wave of the deadly virus fueled by Omicron variant.

Muzaffarabad ranked second with 25 percent positivity rate, followed by Hyderabad 17.27 percent, Islamabad 15.37 percent, Lahore 14.25 percent, Rawalpindi 12.75 percent and Peshawar at 11.02 percent.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 5 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,345,801. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 29,042 on Thursday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 6,808 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 13,093 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 7,710 in Sindh 5,967 in KP, 969 in Islamabad, 749 in Azad Kashmir, 367 in Balochistan, and 187 in GB.

Furthermore 513,046 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 456,992 in Punjab 182,950 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 113,688 in Islamabad, 34,884 in Azad Kashmir 33,780 in Balochistan and 10,461 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 24,356,373 coronavirus tests and 58,943 in the last 24 hours. 1,265,665 patients have recovered in the country whereas 918 patients are in critical condition.

The COVID-19 positivity ratio was recorded at 11.55 percent.

So far, 102,396,649 people have received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine including 289,494 in last 24 hours. 77,932,013 citizens have been fully vaccinated while 446,889 received their second dose in last 24 hours.

The number of total administered doses has reached to 169,131,246 with 765,877 in the last 24 hours.