Pakistan’s coronavirus test positivity rate drops to 2.5%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported a drop in the national Covid-19 test positivity rate to 2.25% in the past 24 hours, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The highest coronavirus positivity rate was recorded at 4.12% in Azad Kashmir, while 3.74% in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2.13% in Punjab, 2.08% in Sindh , 1.14% in Balochistan, 3.54% in Gilgit Baltistan and 1.60% in the capital Islamabad, sources mentioned.

In cities, the peak positivity rate was recorded at 12.20 in Swabi in the past 24 hours, while at 8.33% in Nowshera and 5.32% in Peshawar.

The positivity ratio in Karachi remained at 2.73% and in Hyderabad at 4.79%

In Muzaffarabad 6.36% and Mirpur 1.85 positive cases were detected yesterday, while in Gilgit the test positivity rate remained at 5.56%, Skardu at 5.71% and Diamer at 1.25%, according to Health Ministry sources.

Coronavirus positivity rate in Islamabad recorded 1.60%, while in Rawalpindi it remained at 1.07%, Lahore 4.17%, Bahawalpur 2.97%, Multan 2.58, Sargodha 2, 63%, Faisalabad 2.48 and Gujrat 0.20%, according to sources.

The test positivity rate in Quetta recorded 0.73%, Mardan 3.80%, Abbottabad 1.35% and Bannu 3.70%, sources said.

Covid-19 has claimed 14 more lives in Pakistan in the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has said.

According to NCOC data, the total death toll from the pandemic in the country has reached 30,153.

Pakistan reported 1,207 new cases of the virus disease in the past 24 hours when 53,625 tests were carried out.


Sallie R. Loera