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Alarming Coronavirus situation in Pakistan! Karachi’s COVID-19 positivity rate jumps over 21 percent

It is the most alarming coronavirus situation in Pakistan.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the positivity rate of coronavirus cases has jumped up to 7.78 percent in the past 24 hours across Pakistan.

Karachi, the largest city and principal seaport, a major commercial and industrial centre of the country has recorded the highest ratio of infections with 21.80 percent for the second day in a row.

After Karachi, Hyderabad has the highest ratio of infections with 19.3 percent.

Meanwhile, Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Mirpur recorded 13.16pc ratio, Rawalpindi 13.03pc, Peshawar 13.2pc, Abbottabad 11.82pc, Islamabad 6.28pc, Muzaffarabad 5.45pc, Quetta 4.15pc, Swat 4.23pc, Faisalabad 3.15pc, and Multan 2.1pc.

Province wise, Sindh has the highest COVID-19 positivity ratio with 13.01 percent, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s 10.6 percent. Azad Jammu and Kashmir 9.8pc, Balochistan 6.05, and Gilgit Baltistan 3.07pc.

On the other hand, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has warned that the government could impose more restrictions in the coming weeks if the coronavirus situation does not change and  COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to increase. 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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