Karachi’s COVID-19 positivity ratio has risen to 23%!
The situation in the metropolis is alarming due to the presence of Delta Variant cases.
Health experts have warned that if the cases continue to increase, the death toll in the country is also likely to get higher.
According to data released by Karachi University’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), out of 90 samples tested at the ICCBS labs on July 14, the Delta variant was detected in 83 of them.
Last week, the ICCBS had revealed that out of 2,062 samples tested at the institution’s lab, 163 turned out to be COVID-19 positive, out of which 65 carried the Delta variant.
As being reported, several hospitals in Karachi, including the Civil Hospital, had to postpone scheduled operations due to the increasing number of coronavirus patients being admitted.
Pakistan on Sunday reported new 2,607 cases of coronavirus and 21 deaths in a single day.
As per the statistics issued by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the country’s positivity ratio has climbed to 5.34%.