COVID-19 positivity surges at 5.12 percent

-Corona kills 53, infects 2,272 in single day

By Ajmal Khan Yousafzai

ISLAMABAD: The National COVID Positivity Ratio on Sunday was recorded 5.12 percent where 2,284 Coronavirus patients were in critical condition across the country with the number of critical patients rising at a fast pace.
The positivity ratio was determined on the basis of positive cases appearing in 100 samples of COVID patients. The highest positivity ratio was observed in Mirpur which was 15.69 percent followed by Peshawar 12.13 percent and Karachi 11.27 percent, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).
The positivity ratio in various federating units was as in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) was 6.16 percent, Balochistan 9.02 percent, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) 1.11 percent, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 3.12 percent, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 4.65 percent, Punjab 4.16 percent and Sindh had 7.23 percent positivity ratio.It also mentioned the Province wise COVID Positivity Ratio breakdown that indicated in Punjab, Lahore had maximum positivity ratio of 8.39 percent, Rawalpindi had 3.84 percent, Faisalabad 2.22 percent and Multan 1.52 percent.
In Sindh, Karachi had 11.27 percent, Hyderabad 9.59 percent, in KP, Peshawarhad 12.13 percent, Swat 1.85 and Abbotabad 2.02 percent, in Baluchistan, Quetta had 2.9 percent, in ICT 3.12 percent positivity ratio was prevailing. In AJK, Mirpur had 15.69 percent positivity ratio.
The update aslo showed Mortality Analysis during the prevailing pandemic outbreak as a total of 10,311 deaths were recorded with prevailing Case Fatality Rate of 2.12 percent against the global death rate of 2.17 percent.It added that as per the gender analysis of the deceased around 69 percent were males with 77.5 percent over the age of 50-year.
As many as 73 percent of the perished COVID-19 patients had chronic comorbidities (affected with another disease prior to contracting Coronavirus).
Out of the total died COVID patients 91 percent of the deceased remained hospitalised and out if these patients 57 percent were on ventilators, it added.
The data released by NCOC further said, as many as 2,272 new cases of the coronavirus were reported across the country during the past 24 hours, pushing the national tally of infections to 486,634.
According to the latest update issued by NCOC, 53 more people died during this period, lifting the death toll from the highly contagious disease to 10,311.
A total of 44,392 samples were tested, out of which 2,272 turned out to be positive.
The national positivity ratio of infections was recorded at 5.11 per cent.
There are a total of 35,663 active cases of the coronavirus while the number of recovered patients stands stands at 440,660. 1,784 of the patients currently under treatment are said to be critical.
Sindh has thus far reported 217,636 infections, Punjab 140,188, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 59,255, Balochistan 18,218, Islamabad 38,146, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 8,325 and Gilgit Baltistan 4,866.
Saturday, Karachi recorded the highest positivity ratio of COVID-19 cases at 15.77 per cent and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) the lowest at 1.41pc. The national positivity rate of the novel coronavirus cases was 5.81pc.