Covid-19: Pakistan sees drop in daily cases and positivity rate – Pakistan

After a constant level of Covid-19 positivity above 10% for two weeks, Pakistan in the past 24 hours has seen a decrease in its ratio after it was recorded at 9.65%.

On January 19, 2022, Pakistan recorded a positivity rate of 9.48%.

Data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) showed that 55,202 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours, of which 5,327 were found to be positive. It is for the first time since January 18, 2022, that the country has recorded less than 6,000 positive cases.

However, the country’s active case count remained above 100,000 for the fourth consecutive day and stands at 105,675.

So far, Pakistan has recorded 1,430,366 cases of Covid-19.

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There are 1,500 critical cases, while the new virus has claimed 32 more lives in the past 24 hours.

Another 3,665 people have recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 1,295,390.

Throughout January, Karachi remained the most affected major city, but in late January the virus is spreading rapidly to major cities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. (AJK).

On Monday, Peshawar remained the city most affected by Covid-19 with a Covid-19 positivity rate of 39.63%, followed by Mardan with 31.08% positivity.

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While AJK capital Muzaffarabad with Covid-19 positivity rate of 27.40 ranked third, followed by Karachi with 21.79% Covid-19 positivity, Mirpur 15.07%, Lahore 14, 44%, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 14.29%, Rawalpindi 12.62%, Hyderabad 11.02%, Nowshera 10.88% and Bahawalpur 10.21%.

Sallie R. Loera